Living & working in New Zealand

New Zealand is a small country with a big heart and lifestyle choices to suit all tastes. 

It is a diverse, modern, and cosmopolitan nation with a unique history and a famously beautiful natural landscape. 

With so many exciting career and lifestyle opportunities, our team with specialist knowledge in-country is here to help you. Many of us made the move down under, so we understand that relocating can be daunting. We provide our doctors with every possible support at each step of the way. 

By personalising the experience, we tailor positions to suit your needs and interests – whether you prefer coastal, rural, or a city lifestyle. As keen travellers ourselves, we can provide firsthand knowledge about any location in New Zealand to ensure you get the right experience for you and your family. 

We work closely with each District Health Board in New Zealand, with new jobs every day. We welcome enquiries from doctors who work in all specialties and recruit RMO’s and consultants for locum, fixed-term, and permanent positions across New Zealand. 

Let us help you make the professional career decision that could change the way you live your life.


Professional Registration

All overseas doctors who wish to work in New Zealand must obtain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

To determine which pathway of registration you might be eligible for please visit or get in touch with one of our consultants who will guide you through the process.

Visa Requirements

The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers to help stop the spread of COVID19. Critical workers may be eligible to apply for expression of interest to enter the country under the Critical Purpose Visa. Global Medics is not authorised to offer direct immigration advice on which visa to apply and so partner with a licensed immigration advisor – please contact us for your referral.


If you are new to New Zealand requesting an IRD number and declaring your Income Tax code is a very simple process.

The New Zealand IRD website provides clear informative information to help get you started and answer any queries you may have regarding Tax and Income in NZ. You can visit this webpage for more information with requesting an IRD Number:

For more information on tax and any other accountancy queries we advise you contact Jarrod Walton at Chapmans Chartered Accountants here in Auckland - / +6421790274

COVID-19 Travel Updates
For updates and information on travel in New Zealand please visit the government website

I recently moved to New Zealand from South Africa and I commend Lucy Bellette from Global Medics on her excellent and professional service. Despite moving in the time of a pandemic my experience has been nothing short of amazing. I was greeted and welcomed by Lucy on arrival and guided through all we needed to embark on to start our journey in Auckland. I would strongly recommend Global Medics to help doctors that are looking to move to New Zealand.

Dr Keshika, Consultant Psychiatrist

Tom has been managing my locum work over the past year. He has been excellent at getting me regular and varied work throughout NZ. He responds to any issues promptly and has my best interests at heart. His understanding of the ENT locum landscape is second to none. I highly recommend him and hope he continues to maintain his high standards.

Dr Sahr, Consultant ENT Surgeon

My experience with Global Medics has been nothing short of spectacular. I've been working closely with Bianca Lam throughout various locum positions I have filled over the past 6 months and have felt extremely supported every step of the way. I have recommended Global Medics to many of my colleagues and will continue to do so. Simply the friendliest team with utmost professionalism.

Omar, Gastroenterologist

Global Medics has been a very supportive locum agency, providing Canberra Hospital with experienced doctors.  Canberra Health Service have stricter policies for locums than other health services, Global Medics always provide what is required and promptly. 

Carylann, Canberra Health Service

I would like to thank you for all you have done to help me, and my family enjoy the challenges of the locum work. Your commitment to work and looking after your clients is impressive.

Dr Ali, Medical Registrar

Thanks, Chris, for all your hard work. I was chatting to some of the other Locums last week in Wagga and we were all very impressed by your efforts in helping us arrange work.

Dr Davies, Consultant Anaesthetist

The Global Medics team have been superb to work with. They try very hard to ensure I not only have to work but that the work is right for me. They make all the processes for finding work and travelling to and from jobs very straightforward. They always keep my interests at the forefront of what they do. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Chidi, Medical Registrar

Well done Teams at the Global Medics! Greatly appreciate the dedication and the services provided to us.

Benedict, General Physician