Surgery Jobs

Find the perfect Surgery job to suit your career and lifestyle

Experience our personalised service and access the most rewarding Surgery jobs across Australia and New Zealand.

With the number of surgical procedures increasing across Australia and New Zealand, we offer you a wide variety of permanent Surgery roles and locum Surgery jobs in metropolitan, regional and remote areas.

Our Surgery recruitment team will go above and beyond to find you the perfect role in a location and hospital ideally suited to your career goals and lifestyle. Decide what contract works for you - full time, part time or flexible working hours. PGY3+ Doctors can benefit from locum Surgical contracts at Registrar level to gain experience and exposure to theatre, helping with acceptance to SET programs.

We also have many surgical locums from RMO (resident), Registrar level and Consultant level ranging from a weekend to a term. The majority of locum Surgery jobs are in General Surgery and there is a steady need in the surgical subspecialties of Orthopaedic, Urology, ENT, Vascular, Neurosurgery and Plastics

Register your details with our dedicated Surgery recruitment team and they will be in touch to discuss the next step in your Surgical career.


Average Surgery Salary Australia

Doctors working in surgery in Australia can expect to earn the following average salaries:

  • Junior and middle-grade Surgery roles range from $85,000 to $150,000 per year.
  • Locum General Surgeons and those with subspecialties earn between $1,800 to $3,000 per day.
  • Locum Orthopaedic Surgeons earn between from $2,000 to $3,000 per day.
  • General Surgeons and those with subspecialties earn between $270,000 to $400,000 per year

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What Subspecialties of General Surgery do we recruit for?

In addition to General Surgery, our dedicated surgery recruitment team provides career advice and finds the best permanent and locum surgery jobs in the following areas:

Breast Surgery

Otolaryngology (ENT)



Plastic Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Surgery Registrar roles

What qualifications do you need to work in Surgery in Australia and New Zealand?

The specialist qualification in Australia and New Zealand is Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). You can compare your training programme to the RACS training programme to see if it is comparable in terms of content, duration, governance and assessment. If so, it may be worth you applying for Specialist Assessment in Australia or Vocational registration in New Zealand. International qualifications that are often deemed comparable include:

  • UK/Ireland – FRCS combined with the CCT (or CCST or JCHMT as appropriate)
  • Canada – Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada
  • USA – Some Board-Certified Surgeons – depending on training program

Benefit from our in-house Regulatory and Migration team expertise. All our Doctors have access to expert advice on the registration process with the College, AHPRA and Medicare, plus migration advice from our in-house registered migration agents.

“The opportunities that Wavelength give you, I would say have been a crucial part of my formation as a Surgeon. They provide opportunities that suit every stage of someone's professional career. What I have right now is everything I always wanted when I was training. ”

Dr Manish Gupta

Orthopaedic Surgeon

“Wavelength have been most helpful in arranging my Surgical locums over the last 2 years or so. I find them extremely polite, pleasant, understanding and efficient. They are extremely committed to their work and in obtaining the best outcomes for everyone.”

Dr David Freedman


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Staff Specialist - Orthopaedics

Consultant / Specialist
attractive salary package

Join a well established team in an enviable location!

  • Establish yourself in this historic facility
  • Showcase your leadership skills
  • Enjoy this quiet sub tropical location
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Staff Specialist - Otolaryngology

Consultant / Specialist

Experience life in a pristine location whilst working in a large regional hospital

  • Join a well-regarded, major Hospital
  • Showcase your leadership skills and teaching expertise
  • Enjoy year round summer in this warm tropical climate
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Staff Specialist General Surgeon - Area of Need

Consultant / Specialist
attractive salary package

Enjoy your next challenge in this serene coastal town.

  • Join a well-regarded, major country Hospital
  • Escape the cold in this warm sub-tropical climate
  • Opportunity to develop sub-speciality interests
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Specialist Breast Surgeon

Consultant / Specialist

Join a dedicated team of professionals that enjoys a reputation for
providing outstanding patient care!

  • Fully private practice in Eastern Melbourne
  • Option for equity ownership in future
  • Supportive and welcoming team of professionals
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Resident Medical Officer

Resident (RMO)
$160,000 - $190,000

Gain experience across various units including the intensive care, medical, surgical, maternity and rehabilitation wards

  • Be paid a high base salary with no on-call requirements
  • Leading private hospital offering a unique working experience
  • Enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle without the hustle and bustle of other major cities
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