About the Job

GP required to work in a practice in the gorgeous harbour town of Oamaru

Oamaru is renowned for its historical treasures, boasting the nation's oldest public gardens, iconic Victorian architecture, and captivating penguin colonies. As the largest town in the Waitaki District, Oamaru exudes a vibrant culture and rich heritage, nurtured by its passionate and unique community. This enchanting destination not only showcases adorable penguins and architectural marvels but also hosts exceptional art galleries. Moreover, Oamaru offers awe-inspiring vistas of the Pacific Ocean and opportunities to encounter extraordinary wildlife like fur seals.

Situated on the South Island's east coast, Oamaru is a picturesque harbour town centrally located, just 3 hours south of Christchurch or 90 minutes north of Dunedin. Here, residents can dwell amidst New Zealand's finest 19th-century architecture, with the sea at their doorstep, complemented by access to the Southern lakes, rivers, and majestic mountains, perfect for skiing enthusiasts. Oamaru's distinctive charm also lies in its steam-punk culture and beautiful Oamaru stone architecture. The town serves as a gateway to the Alps to Ocean trails, offering scenic cycling routes through the country's stunning landscapes. Furthermore, Oamaru is a haven for fishing and hunting enthusiasts, with hidden gems offering tranquillity, and serenity. With a strong focus on safety and community, Oamaru is a family-friendly town, where the award-winning public gardens are a must-see attraction.


  • $218k - $260k (pro rata) per annum
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 5 days study leave plus $2k study allowance
  • 10 days sick leave
  • Relocation allowance negotiable, accommodation allowance negotiable.
  • Annual practicing certificate funded, indemnity insurance funded, college fees and in-practice fees if required,

Why NZ?

New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and the Global Peace Index 2018 has ranked New Zealand the 2nd safest country in the world to live. Medical professionals are well-remunerated and enjoy great working conditions and an excellent work-life balance in New Zealand. There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

Next Steps

We have assisted many Doctors in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. 


Central Medical Oamaru was established over 20 years ago and we have carefully grown and nurtured the practice with an emphasis on high quality medicine and family health care. The team provides a wide experience of general medicine from new born to the elderly and has expertise in acute and chronic conditions. We are proud to be the only practice in Oamaru with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners  award for excellence, Cornerstone Accreditation. This is an acknowledgement of our strong emphasis on quailty healthcare.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Aarron today.

aarron@headmedical.com / 0131 370 0091

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