If you are keen to work in Australia, there’s loads of jobs around and nurses continue to be in high demand. There are temporary, part-time, full time, casual and agency positions around in every area of nursing, and most visa applications for nurses get priority processing.
To work in a hospital or other health care area, nurses have to be Registered via the Nursing & Midwifery board, pass a health examination and have a current visa.
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Australian Nursing Registration
Nurses who want to work or gain registration in Australia need to be assessed by the newly established Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. If you would like to apply for registration, or find out what your current qualifications will allow you to do in Australia, please contact the NWMB by using their NMBA Online contact form.
You can also ask questions in person by phoning the board responsible for Registration in Australia on 1300 419 495. (Callers from overseas should ring +61 7 3310 1981).
Applications Forms for travel nurses are available here: NMBA Overseas Application Forms.
For information on categories or names of nurses in Australia, visit Categories of Nurses.
Additional Overseas / Immigration and Registration info can also be found on the National Registration for Nurses post.