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Surgery Jobs

Find the perfect Surgery job to suit your career and lifestyle

Join our network to advance your career in Surgery with access to the most rewarding locum Surgery jobs and permanent Surgery roles across both the public and private sectors in Australia and New Zealand.

With the number of surgical procedures on the rise, our Surgery recruitment team can help you secure a wide variety of locum and permanent Surgery jobs across all seniorities and subspecialties of Surgery in metropolitan, regional and remote areas.

Our dedicated 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 also benefit from locum Surgical contracts at Registrar level to gain experience and exposure to theatre, helping with acceptance to SET programs.

We have surgical locum jobs at all levels from RMO (Resident), Registrar and Consultant level ranging from a weekend to a few months. The majority of locum Surgery jobs are in General Surgery, but there is a steady need in the surgical subspecialties of Orthopaedic, Urology, ENT, Vascular, Neurosurgery and Plastics.

Register today and our experienced Surgery team will be in touch to find out how we can help you take the next step in your career as a Surgeon.

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What is the average Surgery Salary?

Doctors working in Surgery in Australia can expect to earn the following for locum and permanent jobs:

  • Junior and middle-grade Surgery roles: can earn a salary from approx. $85,000 to $150,000 per year

  • General Surgeons (and subspecialties): can earn a salary between $270,000 to $400,000 per year

  • Locum General Surgeons (and subspecialties): pay rates between $1,800 to $3,000 per day

  • Locum Orthopaedic Surgeons: pay rates between from $2,000 to $3,000 per day


What Subspecialties of General Surgery do we recruit for?

In addition to sharing the most rewarding General Surgery jobs, we provide career advice and find the best locum and permanent Surgery jobs in the following subspecialty areas:

Breast Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT) Urology Neurosurgery
Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery Surgery Registrar roles


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

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the Specialist qualification in Australia and New Zealand. You are advised to assess your training program in terms of content, duration, governance, and assessment to see if it is comparable to the RACS training program. If so, it may be worth 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


Get free advice from our in-house Regulatory and Migration team

All our Surgeons have access to expert advice from our in-house Regulatory and Migration team. We can assist you with the RACS assessment, AHPRA registration, Medicare as well as migration advice from our registered migration agents.

Register with our Surgery team today and we will contact you for a confidential discussion about your career goals and the Surgery jobs currently available to you.

Wavelength listens to what I have to say and tries to match up roles as best as they can – They always try to cater to that and always puts me first and continuously negotiates the best outcomes for me on my behalf between the hospital and myself.

Dr Sandeep Goel
Surgical Registrar

Wavelength was very diligent and proactive in getting me the best Orthopaedic Registrar locums, based on my experience and requirements. As a Senior Reg I was really looking for good exposure to theatre which they helped me with. I am now in Full-time employment in a senior role and still very happy to locum whenever I get a chance – I highly recommend Wavelength.

Dr Yateen Morar
Orthopaedic Registrar

Wavelength exemplifies professionalism and attention to detail in all of their dealings with me. The transition to a different culture and work practice is not easy but they made the journey stress-free. Wavelength are a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them to any other professional contemplating a change in working environment.

Dr Sachin Mathur
Surgeon
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Surgery - General Resident (RMO) Bowral, NSW, Australia Immediate $100 per hour Apply

Long term Surgical RMO

Only a short drive from Sydney

Duration: 6 weeks
Conditions: Travel and accommodation provided.
Credentials: General AHPRA registration
NSW Health credentialed
Job ID: J100904
Contact Matthew Said on +61 2 8353 9000 or email msaid@wave.com.au
Surgery - General Registrar Canberra, ACT, Australia Immediate $120 per hour Apply

Urgent General Surgery REG required in Canberra

Long term locum required in Canberra Hospital - urgent start

Duration: Approx. 8 Months
Conditions: General Surgery Reg shifts

Mon 18 May – January 2021

Apartment accommodation off site included

Monday – Friday 0700-1700 on call weeknights and weekends will be required.

Please send through CV and References for consideration



Credentials: Must have AHPRA registration.
Job ID: J101497
Contact Matthew Said on +61 2 8353 9000 or email msaid@wave.com.au
Surgery - General Resident (RMO) Canberra , ACT, Australia Immediate $100 per hour Apply

Surgical Locum in ACT?

Long term locum in Canberra

Duration: 16 weeks
Conditions: Travel, car and accommodation provided.
Credentials: General AHPRA registration
Paymnet via ABN
Must be fully credentialed as per Wavelength process.
Job ID: J100905
Contact Matthew Said on +61 2 8353 9000 or email msaid@wave.com.au
Surgery - General Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, WA, Australia 23/06/2020 $2,200 per day Apply

Consultant General Surgeons needed in WA this winter

Showcase your skills, aid this community and save lives

Duration: 3 weeks
Conditions: Dates - 23rd June until 14th July

Details - Travel and accommodation provided.
Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J102065
Contact Nicole Langan on +61 2 8353 9000 or email nlangan@wave.com.au
Surgery - General Resident (RMO) Canberra, ACT, Australia 29/06/2020 $120 per hour Apply

General Surgery RMO required in Canberra

Various dates available for exciting Gen Surg roles in Canberra Hospital

Duration: 11 days
Conditions: Ortho Geri’s

Mon 29th June – Fri 3rd July

0700 – 1700


Night shifts - covering Gen Surg/Gen Surg Trauma/CT Surg/Urology/ASU

Mon 13th July – Mon 20th July

Mon – Fri 2100 – 0730am

Sat – Sun 2030 – 0730am


Credentials: Must have AHPRA registration.
Job ID: J101490
Contact Matthew Said on +61 2 8353 9000 or email msaid@wave.com.au
Surgery - Orthopaedics/TR Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, WA, Australia 03/08/2020 $2,000 per day Apply

Orthopaedic Surgeons, take your pick of the available dates in WA

Extend a helping hand to this department in need while exploring WA

Duration: 2 locum blocks
Conditions: Dates -
3rd August until 15th August
31st August until 6th September

Details - Travel & accommodation provided
Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J100389
Contact Nicole Langan on +61 2 8353 9000 or email nlangan@wave.com.au
Surgery - General Consultant / Specialist Location upon request, NSW, Australia 21/09/2020 $2,000 per day Apply

General Surgeon needed in NSW to assist for a 2 week block.

Take a trip up outback of NSW and help a community in need.

Duration: 2 weeks
Conditions: Dates - 21st September until 5th October

Deatils - Travel and accommodation provided.

Credentials: You must have Specialist Registration with AHPRA and must either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J101841
Contact Nicole Langan on +61 2 8353 9000 or email nlangan@wave.com.au