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Nursing in Australia

Just as UK nurses have to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Irish nurses with the Midwifery Board of Ireland, nurses looking to work in Australia must register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Find out more information about international nurses working in Australia.

When it comes to nursing in Australia, conditions for registered nurses are second to none. Public and private hospitals are well equipped with the latest technologies, and most of our metropolitan hospitals are centrally located and accessible via public transport.

Australia is one of the world’s premier destinations offering an abundance of choices for nurses looking for a permanent role or just a working holiday.

Nurse Jobs Australia

There are opportunities to work in wide variety of clinical settings within all major cities. Fancy travelling around Australia and picking up shifts wherever you are? No problem. If you’re keen for a more permanent location, we can match you with local nursing facilities in the areas of practice that match your experience and preferences.

Due to Australian Nursing Agency’s extensive network, rural and remote nursing jobs in Australia’s vast outback are also available.

There are a few things international nurses need to know before they come to Australia. Find out more information about tax, superannuation, and health insurance below, and learn how you can apply online here.

Visit our Nursing Jobs Board to find out the current job opportunities we are looking to fill.

Tax Information

o work in Australia, you must have a Tax File Number (TFN). Australian Nursing Agency (ANA) can supply you with a TFN Application Form. Taxes will be deducted from your weekly wage at the approved scale. Refer to the Australian Taxation Office for up-to-date information.


You can choose the superannuation fund or retirement savings account to which ANA will make future superannuation guarantee contributions. All ANA members will receive the Superannuation Standard Choice form. Under the choice, an employee has the ability to have their Superannuation Guarantee Contribution (SGC) paid into the complying super fund of their choice. You can find further information on your superannuation payments on the Australian Taxation Office website.

Health Insurance

The Australian Government has signed Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Slovenia, Malta and Italy.

This means that passport holders from these countries may be entitled to Australia’s healthcare service, Medicare.

Private medical insurance is available from insurers including:

It is recommended that all overseas visitors cover themselves with private insurance.