Rural & Remote Nursing

Rural & Remote Nursing

Rural & Remote Nursing

Rural & Remote Nursing

The Nursing Adventure

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If you’re looking for a new adventure or perhaps you’re looking to diversify your skill set, a Rural and Remote contract could be your next career move. Rural and Remote Nursing refers to all Nurse and Midwifery roles outside of the major metropolitan areas. This includes, Aboriginal and Island communities, developed rural hubs, farming and mining communities and all remote settlements.

To find out about our latest placements, you can search for jobs here or call our R&R consultants on 1300 885 728. If you are not currently working with us, register below and we will inform you of available opportunities that match your skills and experience.

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Rural & Remote at Healthcare Australia

Is working Rural & Remote across Australia currently just a day-dream thought? Take the leap with Healthcare Australia’s Specialist Rural & Remote division.

Why give Rural and Remote Nursing a try?

In a rural and remote community, you will have the opportunity to make an extraordinary difference, helping the lives of Australians with geographic limitation to healthcare facilities. Some of the many reasons that Nurses choose to work with us on Rural & Remote placements include:

Access to +500 Facilities around Australia
Dedicated consultants for every candidate offering support and advice
Benefits from free or subsidised travel reimbursements
24 Hour Service and Support

Becoming a Remote Area Nurse?

To become a fully-fledged Remote Area Nurse there are a few training courses that are important to complete.

The most important course is the REC course (Remote Emergency Care course) which is facilitated through CRANAplus. This course is well regarded across the country in remote areas and is a prerequisite in remote Northern Territory. The course will usually run over 3 days and is offered in a number of locations across the country. Click here to book your course.

What type of placements do we offer?

Our Rural and Remote team offer positions for a variety of Nurse & Midwife roles. Some of the key specialties we recruit for include:

  • Aged Care Nurses
  • Emergency Department Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Renal Nurses
  • Diabetes Educators
  • ICU/CCU/HDU specialists
  • Oncology Nurses
  • Remote Area Nurses
  • Dual Registered Nurse Midwives
  • Mental Health Clinicians
  • Registered Nurse Generalists
  • Theatre Nurses

Where do we place our Nurses?

With 45 years’ experience placing healthcare professionals in roles across Australia, we’ve developed exclusive preferred provider agreements with leading Australian healthcare facilities. This allows us to offer nursing opportunities at +500 facilities across the country. From the Kimberley’s, Western Australia to Alice Spring, Northern Territory, if you’re looking for some inspiration of where to Nurse Rural and Remote, take a look at our blog post 6 Most Popular places to Nurse Rural and Remote.

For more information on role locations, travel and accommodation benefits you can contact our team of consultants on 1300 885 728 or see our R&R Frequently Asked Questions.



"Working with Healthcare Australia ensures I always feel part of a team, which is so important when you are over 12,000 kilometres away from home.”

Katie M - Theatre Nurse


"The locals and the people you meet take me out cultural hunting and fishing. I get to meet other medics, school aides and teachers, whom I spend time with. Get involved with the community activities including any local sports team."

Warwick S - Remote Area Nurse


"Working in a remote community really opened up my eyes and helped me to become a better nurse"

Craig Brooks - Registered Nurse

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