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International recruitment

Join us at Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia

We welcome applications from overseas health professionals who are looking to move to Australia.

Austin Health is one of Australia’s major health services based in Melbourne’s north-east, 15km from the CBD. Our 11,000 staff work across four campuses in three locations:

Life in Melbourne

It’s no secret why Melbourne has been voted the worlds’ most liveable city multiple times.  We are the arts, culture and sporting capital of Australia.  We have beaches, ski fields, wineries and forests. Our fashion and shopping options are extensive, our train and tram networks make getting around a breeze and we brew arguably the best coffee in the world!

There is a fabulous lifestyle on offer for everyone.  Families love the wide-open spaces and parks, zoos, museums and our excellent education and healthcare systems.  Sport fans enjoy many major sporting events including the grand prix, tennis, cricket and AFL.  And we have a vibrant nightlife, with concerts, theatres, galleries and award-winning restaurants. 

Melbourne has a highly diverse population, with over a third of us born overseas, and we have a strong foodie culture with every variety of cuisine on offer.  Diversity and inclusion is supported and encouraged in the workplace, and Australia is one of the most LGBTQIA-friendly countries in the world.

No matter where you’re from or what your interests are, you’ll find a home in Melbourne!

Relocation assistance from the Victorian Government

The Victorian Government is currently offering a travel allowance to help with relocation costs. The allowance is AUD$10,000 for health and mental health workers commencing through to June 2023.

This allowance is available to international recruits (new arrivals to Australia), and also applies to Australian citizens returning from overseas.

For more information and full details on eligibility, visit the Department of Health website: support program for international healthcare workers.

What Austin Health can offer you

We understand that moving overseas is a big undertaking, so we’re here to support you to make this transition as easy as possible. We offer the following assistance and benefits:

  • support with Australian visa options and costs
  • a comprehensive financial relocation package to assist with your move, which may include allowances for partners and/or dependents
  • excellent leave entitlements including up to six weeks of annual leave, long service leave accrual, plus 17.5% leave loading
  • protected nurse to patient ratios
  • clinical nurse educators working alongside nurses in wards
  • paid parental leave of up to 14 weeks
  • up to 13 days of professional development leave each year
  • paid conference and exam leave for doctors
  • study and exam leave for allied health professionals
  • generous salary packaging to increase your take-home pay
  • employee wellbeing programs to ensure you thrive in your new role
  • a robust professional practice framework to support your practice
  • opportunities for ongoing learning and development
  • support for career growth and expansion, with a strong focus on research

Types of roles we have available

We are actively seeking applications from overseas health professionals in the following areas:

Current opportunities

Contact us

Nurses

If you are a nurse, contact:

Nursing Workforce

Email: nursingworkforce@austin.org.au

Doctors

If you are a medical doctor, contact:

Medical Workforce

Email: mwuenquiries@austin.org.au

Other healthcare professionals

If you are another type of health professional, contact:

Talent Acquisition

Email: careers@austin.org.au

Additional resources to support you with your move

For information about each of our hospital sites and the surrounding areas, AHPRA registration, housing, public transport and buying a car download our Ready to make the move to Melbourne? guide below.

Further information about temporary and permanent housing and childcare options close to our hospitals, as well as various cultural groups, can be provided to new employees via your hiring manager.