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Nursing careers

Strategies and plans

Austin Health is now providing exciting career opportunities to nurses moving to Australia.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Join us in Melbourne!

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We have a huge range of flexible opportunities for you, including permanent full-time or part time positions, or temporary fixed term contracts.

Find out more about the benefits of working at Austin Health.

Getting registered as a nurse in Australia

You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to work as a nurse in Australia.

Depending on where you completed your qualifications, the process to become registered can be quick (such as for nurses from New Zealand) or may take a bit longer.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board’s website has all the information you need to become registered as a nurse in Australia.

Moving to Melbourne to work with us

Melbourne is famously one of the most liveable cities in the world and we can help you make the move! 

We can support you with:

  • visa options (including financial assistance, depending on visa)
  • generous financial incentives to relocate, including allowances for a spouse (or partner) and/or dependants for nurses:
    • moving to Melbourne from regional Victoria or other areas of Australia
    • moving to Melbourne from outside of Australia
  • excellent leave entitlements of up to six weeks per year
  • commitment to your continued and excellent career with us across our huge range of services and opportunities, and
  • salary packaging to increase your take-home pay.

Practical information about moving

Would you like to know more about the practicalities of our locations and other handy information about moving to Melbourne? Here is a quick guide to get you started.

Our services

We are proud of the high quality nursing care we provide for our patients, with over 50 clinical practice areas. Find out more about our clinics and services.

Statewide services

Austin Health also provides specialty statewide services for all Victorians.

Great opportunities exist in these statewide services:

Speciality practice areas

Contact us

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