Physiotherapy jobs in Australia

Whether you’re looking for your next locum adventure or seeking a permanent specialist role in Australia, our extensive network of clinics, hospitals, residential aged care facilities, community health centres and sports organisations, allows us to provide solutions which are tailored specifically to you.

We pride ourselves on getting to know you, your aspirations and your employment requirements so we can find positions in which you will flourish, with companies that align to your cultural fit. By understanding your specialities and preferences, our experienced team of recruiters are your career advocates, working on your behalf to ensure your skills are utilised and often, enhanced.

Whether your preference is for outpatient orthopaedics, sports injury, neurology, aged care or hospital-based rotations, if there is a job out there that’s made for you, we will find it.

FROM CITY TO BUSH

With a network that stretches from all major urban hubs and branches out to the far corners of Australia, we make it our business to understand and grow you career story.

YOUR CAREER PARTNER

Whether you are looking for a permanent position to elevate your career or seeking an outback Aussie locum adventure, our team will partner with you to find the perfect opportunity.

ALWAYS WITH YOU

Our team is available 24/7. We know that sometimes things don’t go to plan and not everyone can call during the day, which is why we make it our business, to be available around the clock for your business.

Latest opportunities

As a physiotherapist in Australia, you have a wealth of remarkable opportunities at your fingertips, regardless of whether you’re in the market for permanent or locum work.

  • Locum or Permanent Physiotherapist

    An exciting opportunity has become available for a full-time permanent physiotherapist to join our private practice client in Narrabri, NSW.

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    Location: Narrabri, NSW
    Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
    Job Ref: 1022705
  • Locum Physiotherapists / Occupational Therapists

    WIN a $3000 travel voucher! aussielocums.com.au/refer-a-friend/ T&Cs apply Amazing opportunities available across Australia for passionate physios/OTs

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    Location: Sydney, NSW
    Job Type: Contract or Temp
    Job Ref: 1030191
  • Locum Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist

    WIN a $3000 travel voucher!! Find out how – https://www.aussielocums.com.au/refer-a-friend/ T&Cs apply. Two locum positions available – Melbourne VIC.

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    Location: Melbourne, VIC
    Job Type: Contract or Temp
    Job Ref: 1030630
  • Permanent Physiotherapist

    We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic physiotherapist with 1-2 years post-graduate experience to join our client’s friendly and supportive team.

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    Location: Sydney, NSW
    Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
    Job Ref: 1025789

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Say ‘hello’ to Terry Fitzgerald, Recruitment Consultant

Specialising in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and Speech Pathology, Terry is an expert at finding the perfect role for you.

Phone: 0447 435 335
Email: terry@aussielocums.com.au

Why should I work with a physiotherapy recruitment agency?

We are professional recruitment consultants, with an extensive network of both candidates and clinics, hospitals and other care facilities. We make it our mission to get to know who we work with, so we can find the best fit for our candidates as well as for our clients. Some of our candidates become clients and vice versa, with many having been with us since we opened in 2008.

By gathering industry insights and identifying trends, we can capture opportunities before they even come to the market. Our candidates actively choose to work with us exclusively, which further builds on the detailed understanding of their needs which we have gained. By having a talented pool of physiotherapists who we have got to know, our clients can be confident that we aren’t simply passing on a resume, we are referring a person who we know beyond simply words on a page or a quick phone call.

I am trained overseas, how do I register as physiotherapist in Australia?

Australia has a National Registry of Health Practitioners, which means that once registered, you can practice throughout the entire country. You can apply for your National Registration by visiting https://www.physiotherapyboard.gov.au/

To comply with the Australian Standard, you will need to have your skills assessed by the APC (Australian Physio Council). They are the only assessment authority if you are trained overseas. Their guided step by step process is user friendly so you can navigate to the relevant assessment process easily. https://physiocouncil.com.au/overseas-practitioners/getting-started/

Equivalence pathway (fastest way to get full registration):
The Equivalence of Qualification pathway evaluates whether an overseas physiotherapy qualification could be considered substantially comparable to an accredited Australian entry-level program as a route to General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
https://physiocouncil.com.au/overseas-practitioners/equivalence-of-qualification/

List of equivalent programmes:
The Council has assessed many University programs and has found them to be substantially equivalent to an Australian entry-level qualification. You can find more information here:
https://physiocouncil.com.au/overseas-practitioners/equivalence-of-qualification/list-equivalent-programs/

Standard assessment pathway:
The Standard Assessment pathway assesses the skills and knowledge of overseas qualified physios as a route to General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (part of APHRA). This pathway leads to limited registration.
https://physiocouncil.com.au/overseas-practitioners/standard-assessment-pathway/

Correct working rights for Australia:
If you are intending to work in Australia, you will need to obtain correct visa to support your intended stay. You can find more information here:
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia

How do I get a physiotherapist job overseas?

Physiotherapists wishing to head over to the UK for a working holiday can connect with a dedicated UK based consultant who can assist you with securing work.

Australian trained physiotherapists are highly sought after so if you are thinking of heading to the UK, it is likely you will have a wealth of opportunities to pick from. Speak to your Aussie Locum consultant to find out more about how we can help.

What are the key differences between the UK and Australia?

The locum work in the UK is largely within the NHS Hospital system and can be a great way to gain experience if you are looking to break into hospital-based work upon your return to Australia.

You can learn more about the NHS here:
https://www.nhs.uk/

Aussie Locums works within all sectors of healthcare from public or private hospitals, to community health centres, residential aged care facilities and sports organisations, all of whom offer support across a range of areas in physiotherapy:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
  • Occupational health
  • Orthopaedic
  • Paediatric
  • Pain
  • Physiotherapy for animals, often working with vets
  • Women’s, men’s and pelvic health
  • Disability
  • Emergency department
  • Mental health
  • Gerontology
  • Sports