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Living & 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.

We provide local and international candidates with every possible support at each step of the way. Having worked in New Zealand and overseas, our team has the specialist knowledge to help you develop your career and lifestyle.

By joining Medacs Healthcare New Zealand you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive market rates PLUS 8% Holiday Pay
  • A dedicated team of experience healthcare recruitment professionals
  • 24/7 On-Call service – you can contact us anytime, any day
  • Opportunity to earn up to NZ$500 Refer-A-Friend bonus
  • Free CPR & Manual Handling training
  • Regular Social Events and become part of the Medacs Healthcare community

We have immediate requirements for the following healthcare staff across all grades and specialties.


Professional registration


You must be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.



You must be registered with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand.


Anaesthetic Technicians

You must be registered with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.



All overseas doctors who wish to work in New Zealand must obtain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.



Reciprocal registration agreements exist between New Zealand and Australia and all other applicants will be individually assessed by the board.



You must be registered with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board.



You must be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand.



You must be registered with the New Zealand Audiological Society.


Visa requirements

These are issued for a specific length of stay (usually three years) following a written offer of employment from a New Zealand Health Provider. For enquiries into work permits, contact New Zealand Immigration on:

Medacs Healthcare is not authorised to offer direct immigration advice on which visa to apply. For any visa issues we recommend contacting an immigration advisor. Our immigration partner and IAA licenced immigration advisor is: 

Mr Martin King
Pathways to New Zealand Ltd.
T: +64 7 834 9222 or via their website


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 in relation to requesting an IRD Number:

In NZ, you self declare a code as an employee to any new employer for the deduction of income tax. This involves filing in an IR330 form which is very quick and simple. The form provides you with a flow chart to allow you to identify the tax code which best suits your situation and income at any time. More information and forms can be found at:

Important travel updates

For updates and information on travel in New Zealand please visit the government website

Download our Living & Working in New Zealand guide

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