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Living and 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 hospitals and clinics 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 Immigration website provides information relating to New Zealand immigration and citizenship - Immigration New Zealand. There are various visa options depending on your situation. Medical professionals may be eligible for a short-term work visa for the duration of their work in New Zealand.

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