For over fifteen years Ochre Recruitment have been placing doctors into medical positions throughout Australia and New Zealand.

From our beginnings in outback Australia, Ochre Recruitment has grown to cover all areas of Australia and New Zealand, providing medical recruitment solutions for hospitals, private practices, resource sector and defence in outback, rural, and metropolitan regions.

The story of Ochre Recruitment goes back to 2002 when Doctors Hamish Meldrum and Ross Lamplugh were working as GP/VMO Proceduralists in Australia’s quintessential outback town – Bourke in New South Wales.

Life in the outback has always been a hard but rewarding one, and it was no different for these two committed doctors. It became apparent to both Hamish and Ross that there was a need for locum doctor coverage here in the heart of the Australian outback.

Ochre Recruitment was born.

Experiencing initial success in the new venture of recruiting rural and outback locums, the Ochre Health group grew, expanding to include rural and remote health care services and management. Rather than just being another recruitment company, the organization became an all-in-one stop for the outback health industry. During our time we have developed a reputation as a market leader, earned over many years of successfully placing doctors in medical jobs through our clear and concise recruitment process, which has enabled us to grow our business to encompass three offices in Australia and, since 2009, in New Zealand.

This year we established a set of guiding principles, known collectively as "The Ochre Way". The Ochre Way codifies the values which Ochre represents, as well as providing a guiding light for the way forward as a company.

Ochre Recruitment Values:

  • Care
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Empowerment
  • Innovation

Ochre Recruitment embraces 5 core values that provide direction and clarity about the way we make decisions and achieve our goals. These values build a collaborative working environment in which we provide quality service and solutions to our clients and doctors.

Ochre Recruitment has a growing global reach with preferred supplier status with a number of clients. No matter whether you are looking for doctors to fill positions, or you are a doctor looking for work, you will benefit from our strong presence in both domestic and international markets.