You can apply to 2024 MidStart if you are:

  • an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident (New Zealand citizens residing in Australia who hold a current Special Category Visa are considered to have permanent resident status)
  • a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia at the time of application.

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University enrolment

University enrolment to undertake midwifery studies is a separate process to MidStart.

Enrolment procedures and timelines vary between the six partnering universities who offer an approved postgraduate midwifery program:

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2024 recruitment

Applications for the NSW Health 2024 MidStart recruitment have now closed.

The 2024 MidStart Handbook has everything you need to know about the MidStart application and recruitment process.


Choosing your training and study location

A range of employment options are available across facilities in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote settings.

Working in rural or regional NSW has many personal and professional benefits:

  • become part of a small community
  • enjoy a slower pace of life
  • reduce your commute time
  • gain more hands-on experience
  • fast-track your career.

Some LHDs or hospitals may have partnerships with specific universities and training in rural hospitals may include rotation to larger facilities. Research your options in advance by visiting midwifery careers in each local health district.

Visit Imagine Rural to find out more about working in rural and regional NSW.


For eligibility enquiries email MOH-Midwifery@health.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 330 933.

For online application technical assistance, contact the Customer Experience Team on 1300 679 367 (Option 3).

For enquiries about training locations, intakes and interview information contact a LHD MidStart Coordinator.

Current as at: Monday 5 June 2023
Contact page owner: Nursing and Midwifery