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$145 - $160 per hour
ED Registrar PGY5+ Casino, NSW $145 to $160 per hour Various shifts available starting 07 June to 06 August 2023 Evening at 13:00H to 23:00H | Night at 22:30H to 8:30H Must be airways proficient Able to lead and manage a resuscitation
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Casino, NSW  Jun 08, 2023
ED Resident Medical Officer (PGY 3+) Ballina, NSW $130 per hour 08 July 2023 to 29 July 2023 Various shifts available: Day at 0800H to 1800H | Evening at 1300H to 2300H Will be working alongside the FACEM in the ED The facility is a public,
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Ballina, NSW  Jul 07, 2023
ED House Medical Officer (PGY 2+) Wangarratta, VIC $115 to $125 per hour Various shifts available starting 08 June to 23 July 2023 Accommodation provided Up to $150 travel reimbursement, with provision of receipt Our client is a leading
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Wangaratta, VIC  Jun 08, 2023
$2000 - $2400 per day
$2,000 per day (without on-call) / $2,400 per day (with on-call) Shared on-call - 1:3 3 July-14 July NCN Health Numurkah is 2.5hrs north of Melbourne and 30 mins north of Shepparton. Numurkah is part of the Shire of Moira and has a population
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Numurkah, VIC  Jul 02, 2023
Surgical After Hours HMO $150 per hour Varied shift, 1600H - 2200H | 0800H - 2200H 20 June to 02 July 2023 Our client is a unique cross-border health care service spanning the border of Victoria and New South Wales providing public health care
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Albury, NSW  Jun 08, 2023
ED Resident Medical Officer (PGY3+) Townsville, QLD $1550 per hour Various shifts available from 17 July to 29 October 2023, and will be no less than 8 hours Accommodation and hire car provided Flights included Our client is the only tertiary
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Townsville, QLD  Jul 16, 2023
Senior Medical Officer - General Medicine Moranbah, QLD $1780 per day 13 June to 20 June 2023 | 08 August to 15 August 2023 Shifts TBD Accommodation and vehicle provided Our client is a 12-bed hospital with 24-hour Emergency Department and
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Moranbah, QLD  Jun 12, 2023
Senior Medical Officer - Emergency Proserpine, QLD $1780 per day 19 June to 10 July 2023 | 26 August to 30 October 2023 Shifts TBD Flights and kilometric allowance included Accommodation provided Our client is a 33-bed hospital with 24-hour
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Proserpine, QLD  Jun 18, 2023
Senior Medical Officer - Emergency Yeppoon, QLD $1780 per day Various shifts available from 01 June 2023 to 31 August 2023 Flights and kilometric allowance included Accommodation provided The hospital offers a range of inpatient care
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Yeppoon, QLD  Jun 08, 2023
Principal House Officer - Emergency Yeppoon, QLD $1550 per day Various shifts available from 01 June 2023 to 20 August 2023 Flights and kilometric allowance included Accommodation provided The hospital offers a range of inpatient care
 Salt Medical Recruitment  Doctor  Yeppoon, QLD  Jun 08, 2023

What should I expect from a medical recruitment agency?

There are many medical recruitment agencies in the marketplace providing different services, expertise, and knowledge. Some are boutique and focus on core specialty areas, while others take a generalist approach across a range of disciplines, clients, and locations.

It’s important you find the right medical recruitment agency for you, that understands your professional needs and that you’re happy to represent you to employers.

What should I expect from Salt Medical Recruitment?

You’ll get access to a wide range of locum and permanent job opportunities from our extensive network of clients in the prehospital, primary care and secondary care sectors across Australia.

For doctors that Join our SALT Talent Network, we go above and beyond to support you, act as your liaison, and provide timely advice and market insights. We endeavour to partner with you throughout your career so we can understand your personal motivations, professional goals, and salary expectations.

What are the advantages of using a medical recruitment agency?

Our technical understanding of medical recruitment, market knowledge, relationships and vast network of clients and doctors gives us a competitive edge. We have exclusive access to unique opportunities from a select group of clients, as well as preferred supplier agreements with state and territory public health services.

We’re here to make the process a breeze by handling the job search, contract negotiations, credentialing, payment process and travel logistics. Our goal is to support you and match you with exclusive opportunities so you can focus on what you do best.

What’s the difference between a recruitment agency and an employment agency?

Traditionally, recruitment agencies focused on finding candidates for clients’ job vacancies, whereas an employment agency treats the candidate as their client. At Salt Medical Recruitment we offer both services to our doctors and clients.

For us, it’s about connecting care givers with care providers to make healthcare accessible for all. We do this by providing an exemplary service and building long term relationships with our stakeholders.

What rate can I expect as a locum doctor in Australia?

Locum doctors’ pay rates are usually higher than permanent doctors due to being a casual contractor and outside an award.

On average*:

*Rates are a guideline only and are subject to change. Funding models, the rural or remoteness of the healthcare facility, availability of talent, competition (for sought-after specialties or select skills), and urgency can determine market forces and rates.

While it’s exciting to get the highest rate possible, its important you understand what the role entails and if it’s a good match for you as a locum doctor. Always remember your initial motivation for a locum role. Is it to earn extra money or to achieve greater work life balance? For example, if you want to combine a family holiday with a locum experience, the highest rate with onerous on-call demands might not suit you.

Please reach out to discuss locum doctor rates in Australia and how we can find your perfect role.

How do I get paid?

Salt Medical is set up to accommodate several payment options such as PAYG, ABN Sole trader and PTY Ltd. We also assist with timesheet approvals and invoicing so we can ensure you are always paid on time.

Why do some agencies pay me as an ABN sole trader and others as PAYG?

These payment options will depend on the employer’s internal procedures, Australian / Trans Tasmin taxation laws, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and State based labour hire legislation.

For example, in Queensland and Victoria where labour-hire licensing legislation exists, agencies need to have the necessary insurances and labour hire licences to supply casual workers. Mandatory on-hired worker reporting and large fines may be incurred if rules aren’t followed accordingly.

In these states, ABN Sole Traders are considered employees of the on-hired locum agency. As the employer, we therefore have a responsibility to ensure both tax and superannuation is paid accordingly.

We understand that a locum doctor may have a preference on how they wish to be paid and we will try to accommodate requests where possible. However, our priority is to be transparent in our dealings and comply with WHS and labour hire legislation to minimise risk for all parties. 

Can I work as a PTY Ltd through Salt Medical?

If your company is registered as a Pty Ltd, you can work and receive payments through your company as a subcontractor. In this scenario, payments are made to your company (following submittal of a tax compliant invoice) and tax and super will not be deducted. Bear in mind, it is your company’s responsibility to declare these earnings, ensure tax and superannuation is paid, and have necessary insurances in place for its workers.

Can I bring my family when I travel for locum?

Yes! Many doctors are interested in working holiday style placements, accompanied by their partner and children. We ask that doctors communicate the request upfront so we can discuss family friendly accommodation with our client. In most locations, the quality of accommodation is of a high standard and within proximity to the hospital or healthcare facility.

Who will organise the locum travel and accommodation?

Your dedicated Salt Medical Recruitment consultant will organise travel and accommodation with help from our travel concierge service. We also liaise with the hospital or clinic on your behalf ensuring a seamless transition.

Why is the credentialing paperwork so tedious?

With each health service having specific credentialing requirements, we know the paperwork can be onerous. It’s an important step in the process and you don’t want to miss out on the perfect locum opportunity, so we’re here to make it as stress free as possible. Salt Medical’s bespoke digital document management system helps streamline the process, making it easier to complete online. To find out more about our process click here.

What type of locum work is available and where?

With approximately 300+ jobs advertised on our website at any one time, specialist and junior doctors will be spoilt for choice. As an approved supplier of medical locum services, we have agreements in place with all major state health services, as well as exclusive relationships with clients in the not for profit and private sector. We also look for unique opportunities that provide enriching and diverse experiences for our doctors who join our Salt Talent Network.

Go to our Job Seekers page to view a variety of roles or contact us to chat about how we can help!

Are interviews necessary for locum or are they for permanent roles only?

Interviews are usually for permanent roles however there are occasional interviews for long-term or fixed-term locum roles. Read our Guide To Locum Interviews for tips on how to prepare and questions you might be asked.

You have many locum roles. Can you help with permanent opportunities?

The majority of our opportunities that we advertise are locum positions, however, we offer our doctors and clients access to our bespoke permanent recruitment campaigns and Executive Search services.

If you are a doctor looking for a career change, contact us to find out how we can assist.

If you are a client looking for an effective and creative approach to recruitment, find out more on our Client Services page.

Why should I join your agency when there are so many around?

Good question! We get that it’s a competitive market and we must be on top of our game to represent the most talented Doctors in the Australian marketplace – you!

We promise to listen to your needs and always be transparent. By understanding your unique story and professional goals we will help you find the financial freedom, work life balance or adventure you’re looking for. We want every doctor, client, and colleague to feel our care factor (it’s our X-factor) and passion for excellence in medical recruitment when they join our agency.

To find out more about our commitment to medical recruitment happiness, visit About Us and our Purpose and Values.

Give us a call to discuss how our personalised service can help find your next successful hire or career move!

The Appeal of Doctor Jobs in Australia

Australia’s thriving medical industry, renowned for its exceptional standards, has become an enticing destination for doctors worldwide. With a combination of cutting-edge medical facilities, a strong commitment to healthcare, and a multicultural society, Australia offers a unique and rewarding work environment for medical professionals. Whether you’re a seasoned doctor looking for new challenges or an aspiring medical graduate, doctor jobs in Australia present an array of opportunities for growth and career advancement.

Requirements for Practicing Medicine in Australia

To practice medicine in Australia, doctors must obtain registration with the Medical Board of Australia. The registration process involves several requirements, including completion of a recognized medical degree, a period of supervised practice, and passing the necessary examinations. Additionally, international medical graduates must fulfill specific requirements, such as demonstrating English language proficiency and completing the AMC Certificate exam. It is essential to familiarize yourself with these requirements to ensure a smooth transition into the Australian healthcare system.

The Path to Becoming a Doctor in Australia

The journey to becoming a doctor in Australia begins with obtaining a medical degree from a recognized institution. Medical schools in Australia offer comprehensive programs that combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience through clinical placements. Upon graduation, medical graduates can pursue further specialization through postgraduate training programs, leading to advanced medical qualifications. This path provides doctors with opportunities to develop their expertise and broaden their career prospects within the Australian healthcare system.

Specializations and Sub-specializations

The medical field offers a multitude of specializations and sub-specializations for doctors to choose from. Whether you’re interested in general practice, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, or any other medical discipline, Australia provides diverse options to suit various professional aspirations. Specializing in a specific area allows doctors to focus their skills, provide specialized care, and pursue higher positions and academic achievements.

Doctor Jobs in Australia: Public vs. Private Sector

Doctors in Australia have the option to work in either the public or private sector. Public hospitals and healthcare facilities are funded by the government and provide healthcare services to the general population. Working in the public sector offers doctors the opportunity to serve a broad range of patients, including those with complex medical conditions. On the other hand, the private sector provides doctors with the chance to work in private hospitals or clinics, often catering to patients with private health insurance. The choice between the two sectors depends on personal preferences, career goals, and work-life balance considerations.

Rural and Remote Healthcare Opportunities

Australia’s vast landscape encompasses not only bustling cities but also rural and remote regions that require dedicated healthcare professionals. Doctor jobs in rural and remote areas of Australia offer unique opportunities to make a significant impact on underserved communities. These positions often come with various incentives, such as financial support, relocation assistance, and opportunities for professional development. Working in rural areas can be personally rewarding, as doctors become an integral part of the community and contribute to improving healthcare access for those in need.

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) plays a crucial role in representing the interests of doctors and promoting the highest standards of healthcare in the country. This professional organization provides support, advocacy, and resources to doctors throughout their careers. Joining the AMA can offer doctors access to networking opportunities, professional development programs, and the latest industry updates, ensuring they stay at the forefront of medical advancements in Australia.

Doctor Salaries in Australia

Doctor salaries in Australia vary depending on factors such as experience, specialization, sector, and location. Generally, doctors in Australia enjoy competitive salaries that reflect their qualifications and expertise. According to recent data, the average annual salary for doctors in Australia ranges from AUD 100,000 to AUD 300,000, with some specialists earning even higher incomes. It is important to note that salaries may differ between states and territories due to variations in demand and cost of living.

Healthcare Facilities in Australia

Australia boasts a robust healthcare system with a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities. Public and private hospitals, medical centres, and clinics are equipped with advanced technology and staffed by highly skilled medical professionals. The healthcare infrastructure in Australia ensures that doctors have access to the resources and support required to deliver quality patient care. Whether you prefer a bustling urban hospital or a serene regional clinic, you’ll find excellent healthcare facilities across the country.

Work-Life Balance for Doctors in Australia

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is crucial for doctors to provide optimal patient care and avoid burnout. In Australia, doctors have access to favorable working conditions, including reasonable working hours, flexible rosters, and a supportive healthcare system. The emphasis on work-life balance allows doctors to pursue personal interests, spend time with loved ones, and enjoy the country’s renowned lifestyle. Australia’s commitment to creating a positive work environment contributes to the overall well-being of medical professionals.

Immigration and Visa Requirements

International medical graduates interested in working as doctors in Australia must navigate the immigration and visa process. The Department of Home Affairs oversees visa applications for medical professionals, including doctors. Different visa options are available, such as the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa and the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa, each with its specific requirements and conditions. It is advisable to consult with migration agents or legal professionals specializing in medical migration to ensure a smooth transition to Australia.


How do I apply for doctor jobs in Australia?

To apply for doctor jobs in Australia, you can search through job portals, and medical recruitment agencies, or directly contact hospitals and healthcare facilities. Prepare a well-structured resume that highlights your qualifications, experience, and achievements. It is also beneficial to familiarize yourself with the Australian medical registration process and meet the necessary requirements for practising medicine in the country.

What are the eligibility criteria for medical registration in Australia?

The eligibility criteria for medical registration in Australia include holding a recognized medical degree, completing a period of supervised practice, and passing the necessary examinations. International medical graduates must fulfil additional requirements, such as English language proficiency and the AMC Certificate exam. It is important to review the specific guidelines outlined by the Medical Board of Australia to ensure compliance.

How can international medical graduates work in Australia?

International medical graduates can work in Australia by obtaining medical registration through the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Board of Australia. This process involves meeting the required qualifications, passing the necessary exams, and fulfilling English language proficiency requirements. Additionally, securing an appropriate visa is essential. Consulting with migration agents specializing in medical migration can provide valuable guidance throughout the process.

What are the challenges faced by doctors in rural areas?

Doctors working in rural areas may face unique challenges, including limited resources, fewer specialty services, and longer distances to travel for professional development opportunities. Rural healthcare often requires doctors to be adaptable, self-reliant, and capable of providing a broader scope of care. However, these challenges are accompanied by the opportunity to make a substantial difference in underserved communities and develop strong connections with patients.

Are there any postgraduate training programs for doctors in Australia?

Yes, Australia offers postgraduate training programs for doctors seeking to further specialize or subspecialize in specific medical fields. These programs, such as the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) training, provide structured training and education, leading to advanced qualifications. Participating in postgraduate training programs allows doctors to enhance their skills, gain recognition, and broaden their career opportunities within the Australian healthcare system.

Doctor jobs in Australia present a wealth of opportunities for medical professionals seeking fulfilling careers. With a strong commitment to healthcare, excellent working conditions, and competitive salaries, Australia provides an ideal environment for doctors to thrive. Whether you aspire to work in urban centers, rural communities, public hospitals, or private clinics, the Australian healthcare system offers diverse pathways for professional growth and personal satisfaction. Embrace the challenge and explore the vast potential that doctor jobs in Australia have to offer.

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