Welcome to locum.org.nz

locum.org.nz is an easy to use online tool giving you control as a GP or a practice to post availability for locum services or place practice vacancies

Practice Registration Locum Registration Permanent Positions

For Locums

As a locum you can self register using your MCNZ number and then login. Begin by building your profile then move onto adding your availability in 3 easy steps:

  1. Choose the locations you would like to work
  2. Set your sessional rate for each of the locations
  3. Pick the dates you would like to work.

When there is a match between your availability and a practice vacancy, you and the practice will be notified.

For Practices

For Practices registration is a little different. If you are interested in joining locum.org.nz, as a practice, please contact us via phone or email or register here and we will get in touch with you.


Locum.org.nz is our bespoke online service developed to support the locum needs in New Zealand.

At Locum.org.nz we recognise that speed is vital in a recruitment process so we have created this service to be as direct as possible with no third party hold ups.

Locum.org.nz is a sophisticated, yet simple to use live online staffing solution, designed to match locum availability to practices. Practices and locums are able to engage directly with one another to fill locum spots throughout New Zealand. All this is done for a minimal success based fee charged to the practice.

We have seen a real need within practices regarding recruiting general practitioners, both short term and permanent and have set up RataGP to assist this process. We engaged with many practices, general practitioners and other medical experts to create our systems so they work best for you.

Locum.org.nz is operated by RataGP.

Who is RataGP?

RataGP is a not for profit organisation owned by bpacnz providing permanent and locum recruitment services to general practitioners and practices throughout New Zealand.

We are not a transactional agency, our focus is on long term relationships and work planning.

Who is bpacnz?

bpacnz is an independent not for profit organisation whose role is to deliver educational and continuing professional development programmes to medical practitioners and other health professional groups throughout New Zealand.

bpacnz was established in 2002 and has six shareholders: Procare Health, South Link Health, Pegasus health, General Practice New Zealand, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the University of Otago.

bpacnz is funded by contracts with the Ministry of Health, PHARMAC, DHBNZ and individual District Health Boards and Primary Health Organisaitons.

Permanent Positions

If you are also looking for permanent work in New Zealand, register on our permanent positions site. We work for free for general practitioners seeking new positions either in the short or long term and offer individual or family settlement advice, contacts and resources as required for a successful transition into the new role and/or location.