About us

Antipodean Medical Recruitment

We are a boutique agency that specialises in recruiting doctors for hospitals and GP Clinics in Australia and New Zealand. We recruit doctors for contract, permanent and locum positions.

Gavin and Kerrie Dudley are the owners and founders of Antipodean Medical Recruitment.

Kerrie is the Director & Recruitment Manager. Since 2004, Kerrie has been assisting doctors to find the right positions in New Zealand & Australian hospitals, and helping hospitals to find the right doctors.  Her success in understanding the needs of both sides and matching them up is what makes Antipodean Medical Recruitment stand out from every other recruitment agency. Gavin looks after the administrative side of the business, including the accounts and marketing.

Founder: Kerrie Dudley

Antipodean Medical Recruitment was founded by Kerrie, based on her background and accreditation in medical recruitment, sales and administration. She has lived and worked in England, New Zealand and Australia and is married to a South African. At the moment, Kerrie is based at Avoca Beach (near Gosford on the beautiful Central Coast one hour north of Sydney) and previously set up the agency in Christchurch, New Zealand.  She enjoys working with doctors and hospitals, helping them get the right fit.  Whilst living in Christchurch, New Zealand, Kerrie was a keen mountain bike rider and runner; now she is focused on chasing her boys along Avoca Beach.  Once her boys get older Kerrie hopes to recapture some of her spare time and return to running and triathlons.  She's an avid traveller and finds speaking to doctors around the world keeps her in touch with the outside world and stops her feet from getting too itchy.

Accounts and Marketing: Gavin Dudley

When Gavin and Kerrie relocated to Australia, Gavin joined Antipodean Medical Recruitment.  Gavin has a great eye for detail and is ideal for making sure all the i's have dots and all the t's have crosses.  He was born and raised in South Africa and has lived in England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia.  Gavin loves his golf, and the South African rugby team - who he firmly believes will win the Rugby World Cup.  He takes pride in his boys and loves spending as much time with them as he can. Thankfully, the accounts are just as happy to be done at 10pm as they are at 10am, so some days he can take the boys to the beach and still get his work done!


Our Mission:

To provide a personal and professional experience to candidates and clients (we don't want you to feel like a KPI), and ensure your needs are met in a timely manner.  Working ethically to connect the best qualified medical professionals with employers across Australia and New Zealand through expertise and with a goal of providing good health services for all regions of Australia and New Zealand.  

Our Vision:

The vision of Antipodean Medical Recruitment is to provide a high level of service that ensures a personal customer experience.  

Our key capabilities include -

  • Quality of service and placements

  • Knowledge and experience in the industry

  • Contributing to the community by helping the health system

  • Offering creativity and flexible solutions to customers and candidates

  • Taking responsibility for our actions

  • Exceptional personalised customer service

  • Dealing with the owners

We know Australian and Kiwi hospital systems, registration and immigration.

The team at Antipodean Medical Recruitment have proven knowledge of both the Australian and New Zealand hospital systems, registration and immigration requirements and have an excellent appreciation of the differing cultures of the various English speaking countries of the world - we know where you're coming from!

RCSA Accredited Members

As members of the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA), Antipodean Medical Recruitment adheres to the RCSA's Code of Professional Practice as well as Antipodean Medical Recruitment's own additional Customer Service Policy.


“Antipodean Medical Recruitment is a boutique agency recruiting doctors for hospitals and GP Clinics in both Australia and New Zealand.  We are focused on the individual and their match with the right hospital or Clinic - we will find the best place for you to practice in Australia and New Zealand”.