​​Imagine ... Imagine yourself commuting for less time than it takes to wait for a flat white. Imagine seeing wildlife and the beautiful bush on the drive home. Imagine living in a strong community. There are many benefits to regional living, including affordable housing options, reduced commuting time and uncrowded schools for children. Time seems to slow down and you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy most.

Great career opportunities in rural and regional NSW

Rural and regional life in NSW has so much to offer. And these communities need healthworkers now more than ever. Whether you're a nurse, doctor, junior medical health officer, physiologist, therapist, sonographer, mental health clinician, social worker, occupational therapist or a paramedic - there is a career waiting for you at more than 228 public hospitals and hundreds of health facilities across rural and regional NSW.

About NSW Health

NSW Health is the biggest public health system in Australia with more than 122,000 dedicated (FTE) staff making up the health workforce. Health care workers are more important than ever with an increased demand because of an ageing population, more people with chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and more than 200 babies born every day in NSW. Come and explore the work opportunities and these wonderful areas.

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There are many opportunities working in rural and remote areas

In this video, nurses from all over NSW explain why working rurally or remotely benefits them, from being able to expand their skills to starting a career, to living in a community that suits their family.


Transcript: Imagine Rural - Opportunities

The Welcome Experience

​This new service provides essential government workers and their families with the support they need to move into regional communities. Learn more about how The Welcome Experience can help you. ​

Current as at: Wednesday 31 January 2024