At NSW Health, we recruit most of our employees from within Australia. However, in some areas we recruit experienced registered nurses or registered midwives from overseas.

These areas tend to be in rural and remote locations of NSW or in mental health.

Nursing and midwifery in the NSW Public Health System offers:

  • excellent pay
  • job security
  • flexible working hours and conditions

You can apply for work directly through NSW Health positions or nursing agencies.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you:

You'll usually need at least 24 months nursing or midwifery experience to work in a NSW public health facility and get visa sponsorship. Visit the Department of Home Affairs for more information on visas.

How much will I be paid?

Your salary depends on how many years of post-graduate clinical experience you have. This increases each year up to the eighth year of experience for registered nurses and midwives.

You'll need to show evidence confirming this from your previous employers before your salary rate is calculated. Visit pay rates for more information.

Health service recruitment

NSW Health is made up of local health districts (LHDs), specialty health networks (SNs) such as the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, and the Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network as well as a range of other services including NSW Ambulance and NSW Health Pathology.

Visit  local health districts and specialty health networks for maps and more details.

Living in NSW

NSW is a beautiful state with an abundance of vibrant cities and major regional centres. These are home to diverse and thriving communities and industries.

Beyond the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, the state's capital, are major coastal cities of Newcastle and Wollongong, as well as many other attractive regional, rural and remote towns.

NSW has something to offer whatever lifestyle you are looking for.

For more information about living and working in NSW visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Current as at: Monday 31 August 2020
Contact page owner: Nursing and Midwifery