7 reasons you need to go nursing in Australia!

Want to Nurse in Australia?

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware” – Martin Buber.

Whether you are searching for an opportunity to build experience and fresh skills, looking for a new adventure or have a yearning for the unknown, a nursing holiday in Australia will take you to extraordinary places. Here are SEVEN (7) reasons why you need to make Australia your stop for a working holiday.

1. Australia is a travel hotspot

It’s no secret that Australia is a destination of desire for travelers – it has long been a hotspot for backpackers, and it’s easy to understand why. There is so much to do and see in Australia, from the Great Barrier Reef to getting off the grid and experiencing our rich cultural history in places such as the beautiful Kimberly, or Uluru. There really is no other place in the world like the land downunder to travel Nurse!



2. Working Holiday Visa

Australia welcomes travelers with open arms and gives them the opportunity to be employed on a Working Holiday Visa. If you’re from an eligible country and 30 or under, you’d be crazy to miss out! There are also Permanent sponsorship opportunities available for those Nurses that embrace the HCA values and don’t want to leave. For more information on visa eligibility, check out our useful links section.

Kangaroo in the Australian Outback


3. Nurses are in need!

Australia has a huge demand for Nurses across all specialties and pay rates are some of the best in the world. As a Nurse, you’ve got a skill that will always be in need – particularly with our aging population. As soon as you’ve got some experience under your belt, come and enjoy the Aussie lifestyle! It’s the best way to see this beautiful country.



4. More Money

When you Nurse on your holiday, you have more money to spend on all the fun things Australia has to offer! Plus, did we mention that Australia has one of the best pay rates in the world for Nurses? Extra money means longer holiday!



5. Travel Experience

Travel experience, nursing experience, life experience. Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, say YES to new adventures. Say YES to visiting beautiful Kakadu, say YES to hitting the slopes for a weekend in the Snowy Mountains, say YES to deep sea diving in the Pacific Ocean with Sharks. Australia is such a large, diverse country, you can do so many different things. As a Nurse, you have the ability to travel, to explore – to work where you want to, when you want to.

Sydney Harbour | Travel


6. Work Experience

When you nurse in Australia, you will continue to grow and develop your career. Whether you choose to work in a public or private hospital, in metro, regional or rural areas, you will gain new experiences and skills across the countries most highly regarded facilities.

Terrie McEvoy


7. HCA Difference

Working with HCA, you will have access to over 1,500 shifts daily across the country. If you want to experience different parts of Australia, we can make that dream become a reality. From Permanent Nursing placements in Rural and Remote areas to Agency shift work in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more. Plus, if you come and nurse with HCA before the end of the year, we’ll pay for your flight over here*! Find out more by clicking the link below.

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So what are you waiting for? Your journey to Australia could begin now with a click of a button! If you are a Registered Nurse, or any other healthcare professional looking to work and travel in Australia, register your interest with us below!

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