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Locum, Permanent and Contract Options

Torrens Medical has a variety of options for:

  • General Practitioners
  • Resident Medical Officers
  • Registrars
  • Senior Medical Officers
  • Specialists
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Benefits of working with Torrens Medical

Torrens Medical is an entity of the Torrens Health Group. We have been assisting local and international medical professionals for more than three decades and have extensive networks across Australia and New Zealand. Joining our team will mean:

  • Streamlined onboarding process
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Flexible commencement dates and locum periods
  • Advice of a respected group with knowledge of settings and facilities in Australia and New Zealand
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Registration & Migration Support

With an In-House team of Australian Registered Migration Agents and New Zealand Licensed Migration Advisers, you are in capable hands.

  • In-house Licensed Australian Registered Migration Agents and New Zealand Migration Advisers
  • Unsurpassed knowledge of the healthcare and migration fields
  • We actively research visa pathways to suit our staff and maintain knowledge of visa requirements
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In-house technology to make life easier and safer for health professionals

Our locally developed propriety Torrens’ Workforce Management Software (TWMS) platform provides a complete systems approach to managing the work of health care and health support services staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Torrens Health is an Australasian owned and operated group with offices Australia-wide. Whether you would like to locum, or pursue a permanent role, we have opportunities to suit your lifestyle needs. We place medical practitioners throughout Australia and New Zealand.

There is no minimum commitment. Medical Practitioners decide where and when they would like to pick up shifts by either updating their availability via our portal or by emailing their availability to the team. Our extensive networks and proven reputation enable our applicants to enjoy a selection of employment options to suit circumstances and preferences.

Torrens Medical offers a streamlined onboarding process. Our onboarding team respond to emails within 24 hours and can be contacted on 03 8823 0583.

Torrens Medical clients range from small private providers to large national groups and public hospital facilities. We routinely undertake repeat recruitment to the facilities we assist, and often have inside knowledge on roles which are yet to be advertised.

Competitive hourly rates, paid weekly.

Many facilities require permanent staff and others have short term relief needs. Some contracts include assistance with accommodation, travel expenses, and in the case of long-term contracts, may cover visa requirements for non-residents of Australia or New Zealand.

For Clients

Our extensive database, proven recruitment strategies and international reputation provides our clients with access to a talent pool second to none. Whether you are seeking a short-term locum, a permanent recruit, or are just exploring staffing solutions for your department or practice, we are your trusted partner.

Torrens Medical can assist your organisation with short term relief requirements, fixed term or permanent placements. We are experienced in placing local, national, and overseas personnel.

The Torrens Medical team includes experts on the registration process. We specialise in the placement of medical practitioners across Australia and New Zealand and can assist you and your candidate to navigate the registration processes. Not only can we provide advice as to your candidate’s likely registration success, but we can also coordinate the process to achieve the best possible outcome. Please contact us to discuss our fee arrangement.

We offer a separate migration only service and may be able to assist you with your visa queries. A fee is incurred for this advice. Our fully registered Australian migration agents and New Zealand licensed immigration advisers are on hand to advise you and your candidate on appropriate visa options. We can assist with the preparation and lodgement of the necessary immigration paperwork and outline the costs involved.

We understand the importance of an economical, efficient, and personal service and will make every effort to meet your staffing needs.


Everyone’s circumstances are different, so we encourage you to contact Torrens Medical for a confidential discussion about the best visa pathway for you and your family.

Yes. We offer a separate migration only service and may be able to assist you with your migration queries for temporary and permanent visa applications. Whether you are overseas or already onshore in Australia or New Zealand, please contact us to discuss your options.

In Australia and New Zealand, it is illegal to charge any individual for a recruitment placement.

  • If you are a local graduate of Australia or New Zealand, and are seeking a new position, we can inform you of suitable opportunities, current pay rates and conditions for available jobs, whilst maintaining your confidentiality.
  • If you are an international medical graduate, benefit from the comprehensive experience Torrens Medical has in navigating the medical registration process, employment opportunities, and visa pathways. Talk to us and discover the options available to you.
  • If you require only migration assistance, you can engage our migration services for assistance at a competitive rate. The Torrens Medical migration team specialises in visa options for health professionals.

If you wish to spend a few years in one location in Australia and are unsure of relocating permanently, you may wish to consider applying for a Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) 482 visa. Approved Australian employers can sponsor suitably registered professionals to full-time positions (38 hours a week) for a period of up to four years. You can include your spouse and any dependent children (below 23 years of age) on this visa, if applicable, and they will have full work and study rights.

To be eligible for this visa, you must:

  • Have an eligible occupation on the relevant Department of Home Affairs’ Skilled Occupation List (SOL);
  • Have a job offer.
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience working in the nominated occupation.
  • Have a genuine intention to work in the nominated position.
  • Meet the skill level for the nominated occupation.
  • Provide evidence of AHPRA registration or the ability to meet the criteria, and/or licensing requirements.
  • Make adequate arrangements for private health insurance.
  • Meet English requirements ; and
  • All visa applicants must meet the health and character requirements for a temporary visa.

If you wish to settle in Australia, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency up until you turn 45 years of age. However, exemptions from the age criterion can be accessed under select visa pathways.

To be eligible to apply for a permanent residency visa in the first instance, you are required to have a positive skills assessment. For medical practitioners, this means you must hold Unconditional or General medical registration or Conditional Specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia, allowing you to practice only in your speciality with no further training or supervision.

Visa requirements will vary according to the visa subclass for which you apply, and your specific circumstances. All applicants included in your application must also meet the health and character requirements for a permanent visa. Please contact us to discuss your options.

New Zealand

If you wish to relocate to New Zealand on a permanent basis, the primary candidate must be aged under 56 yrs. As with all visas you must also meet health and character requirements.

There are several pathways to residence for skilled migrants. In July 2022, the New Zealand government made extensive changes to its visa system in order to attract qualified professionals to the country. The government created a list of occupations in high demand due to labour shortages, known as the Green List, and gave these occupations a fast-track to residence. The List is reviewed every three years with occupations added and removed from the List. The three pathways available are known as Skilled Migrant Category Residence, Green List Tier 1 Straight to Residence or Green List Tier 2 Work to Residence. Our registered and experienced migration advisers can offer advice specific related to your circumstances and desired goals.

There is no age limit for temporary Accredited Employer Work Visas. These visas are issued for 36 months at a time and there is no need to go offshore to renew.

All New Zealand employers wishing to hire from overseas are required to become accredited by Immigration New Zealand. The accreditation is designed to ensure that those hiring from overseas are doing so to fill genuine shortages and to prevent the exploitation of workers.

The temporary work visas available to overseas qualified professionals are Working Holiday Visas (dependent on your country of nationality) and Accredited Employer Work Visas. Dependent upon your occupation you may also qualify for the Green List Tier 1 Straight to Residence pathway, which enables you and your family to arrive onshore in New Zealand as residents. You are then able to access all the benefits of residence including the national pension scheme (KiwiSaver) and the ability to purchase property.

Yes - as long as you can demonstrate that your relationship is genuine.

To be eligible for a working holiday visa you must be a citizen of a country with whom the New Zealand government holds a working holiday agreement. These countries include:

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay and Vietnam.

There are different age limits, caps on numbers of working holiday visas issued each year, and the length of visas available, dependent upon your country of citizenship.

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