Working in Australia or New Zealand


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.



Seeking employment in a hospital in Australia

After completing your specialist assessment, the next step is to obtain a hospital position which will assess of your clinical practice. It is your responsibility to find a suitable position.

Medical recruitment agencies seek appropriately qualified doctors to fill positions all over Australia.  For more information visit the Medical Recruitment website.

Some online medical journals advertise vacant positions. The Medical Journal of Australia has a webpage dedicated to medical careers.

State and Territory government jobs
Public hospital positions are listed for each state and territory:

  Position description

IMGs that have been assessed as partially or substantially comparable are required to undertake workplace based clinical assessment in a position approved by RACS. Decisions regarding assessment post accreditation are made by the Specialty Board of the specialty in which an IMG is being assessed. 

When you find a position the Specialty Board will determine whether the position is sutiable for clinical asssessment purposes. 

RACS has prepared an IMG Post Description Form (Word 83KB) which will need to be completed by the hospital and returned to the Department of IMG Assessments via email for approval by the Specialty Board before clinical assessment can be commenced. 

Seeking employment in a hospital in New Zealand

The website of the New Zealand Ministry of Health has a careers section. 

The New Zealand Medical Association has a webpage dedicated to vacancies.

District Health Boards advertise vacancies on their websites.

New Zealand Now lists job sites to visit for healthcare jobs.