Move To Australia To Be A Nurse

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As one of the occupations listed on the Skilled Occupations List, nurses are highly sought after in Australia. Combine the high rates of pay and flexible hours with a relaxed lifestyle and beautiful weather, and there is nothing not to love about nursing in Australia! Here’s our guide for everything you need to be a nurse down under.

Secure An Australian Work Visa

The move to Australia to be a nurse can be either a temporary or permanent one. Provided you are aged 18-30 and have the correct nursing experience, you can apply for a working holiday visa, which allows you to live and work down under for 12 months. Alternatively, you can apply for a Skilled Migration visa, which allows for permanent migration. For more information, or to speak to a consultant, visit, who can help you find the correct visa.

AHPRA Registration

To legally be allowed to work as a nurse in Australia, you must be registered with the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). This requires providing a criminal history, proof of previous experience and demonstration of English language skills. This can be done online via the AHPRA website.

Secure a Job

As one of the most reputable and dependable nursing agencies in Australia, Australian Nursing Agency (ANA) can help you find both temporary and permanent jobs in cities across the country. From mental health nurses to midwives, there are countless positions that need filling. If you’re going to Australia for a working holiday, why not combine travel with flexible nursing shifts, as and when you need them. Click here for more information.

Health Insurance

If you’re thinking about migrating to Australia to work as a nurse, you may need health insurance as part of your visa. We would highly recommend Bupa for private health care but other companies can offer similar cover.

Do you want to move to Australia?

Want to find out more? On the 16th April 2016 we are holding a Moving Down Under event,  which has been created to give those who want to make the move to Australia a reality.

The Australian migration event will be targeting professionals from the Australian skilled occupation list, including those in Nursing and Healthcare. Meet with representatives from the Australian Nursing Agency for more information about the job opportunities available.

For a limited time only BBM Readers can get free entry to The Moving Down Under Event – just use code BBMVIP when booking 

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