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Travel FREE with HCA (EXTENDED to 2021)

Travel FREE with HCA Rural & Remote

Eligible HCA Rural & Remote candidates will receive free travel to and from their minimum 6-week placements in Australia.

  • The ‘Travel FREE with HCA’ incentive are effective from 00:00 AEST 1st August 2017 to 23:59 AEST 31st December 2021. All mentions to the ‘dates of the incentive’ refer to these dates.
  • Terms and conditions of this promotion may be amended by Healthcare Australia at any time.
  • This incentive is available to all HCA Rural & Remote candidates currently located in Australia or overseas and commencing their placement within the dates of the incentive.
  • The candidate must be eligible to work in Australia, hold AHPRA Registration with no restrictions and be registered with HCA to participate (if unsure about the process please contact our Rural and Remote Team. They will assist candidates in being work ready).
  • To qualify for this incentive the candidate must successfully complete a minimum placement of 6 weeks.
  • Travel refers to all en-route travel WITHIN AUSTRALIA – fuel (equivalent to Best Fare of the Day and identified in candidate agreement) OR flights (economy class only) OR public transport and applicable en–route taxis ONLY from the candidate’s closest airport to the placement location and return to the same airport. Excess baggage reimbursement is capped at $40 per placement. Taxis to/from home are not included.
  • Within Australia, travel is to be booked by the consultants. In the case of a candidate needing to book their own travel and transport, this will need to be approved by their consultant before booking.
  • All travel must be in the name of the candidate.
  • For all placements commencing after January 1, 2019 for INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES: A $300AUD each way international travel allowance is valid for those candidates living outside Australia that comply with our Free Travel promo T&C’s. This allowance may be claimed for flights ONLY from the candidate’s home airport to their entry port into Australia and return. En-route accommodation reimbursement applies only as specified in the candidate agreement. At this point the standard free travel Ts and Cs WITHIN AUSTRALIA will apply. Travel to Australia will be booked by the candidate and reimbursed upon completion of the first 6 weeks of placement or at successful completion of a minimum 6-week placement.
  • The candidate must submit their travel claims to HCA within 14 days of successful placement completion.
  • Once all documentation has been received and approved by HCA, the candidate will be reimbursed for their travel within 30 business days.
  • Healthcare Australia has no obligation to candidates who do not comply with these terms and conditions.
  • Travel entitlements apply to specified placement ONLY, as outlined in the candidate agreement. Travel must be completed within 7 days of the end date of the placement, after such time it is the candidate’s financial responsibility to arrange their travel home. HCA will not be obligated to provide any financial travel assistance after this time.
  • Candidates who do not meet the criteria of HCA travel policy will have their claim rejected.
  • Candidates who do not meet HCA’s strict compliance requirements will have their claim rejected.
  • Candidates who do not meet HCA’s compliance requirements will not have travel booked and may be required to pay back any travel outlaid by HCA or relevant Health Service.
  • Candidates who do not complete their placements successfully may have their claim rejected and may be required to pay back any travel outlaid by HCA or relevant Health service.
  • Candidates who utilise airline/travel/bank/rewards points for travel bookings related to placements will not be eligible for reimbursement (eg. Qantas Frequent Flyer, NZ Air Points, Flybuys points).

Free Trans-Tasman Travel with HCA Rural & Remote

Eligible HCA Rural & Remote candidates who reside in New Zealand will receive free travel to and from Australia for their minimum 8 week placements in Australia.

  • The ‘Travel FREE with HCA’ incentive are effective from 00:00 AEST 16th November 2020 to 23:59 AEST 28th February 2021. All mentions to the ‘dates of the incentive’ refer to these dates.
  • For the duration of this incentive, the International Candidate clause in the Travel Free with HCA incentive will not apply.
  • This incentive is available to all HCA Rural & Remote candidates currently located in Australia or New Zealand and commencing their placement within the dates of the incentive.
  • Candidates who successfully complete a minimum placement of 8 weeks will be eligible to claim reimbursement for flights only from their closest international airport in New Zealand, to their entry port into Australia and return. At this point the standard Free Travel Ts and Cs WITHIN AUSTRALIA will apply. NB. Flights within New Zealand are not considered at part of this incentive.
  • This incentive MAY NOT be used in conjunction with the International Free Flight promotion.
  • All other Terms & Conditions referenced within the Travel Free with HCA incentive will apply.

Why give Rural & Remote placements a try?

Working in Rural & Remote communities will give you exposure to the kind of healthcare you just don’t see or experience in the big city – it is a unique, eye-opening and rewarding experience! You will have the opportunity to make an extraordinary difference to the lives of Australians by providing access to healthcare services in regional, rural and isolated locations. Healthcare Australia is the nursing agency of choice for Rural & Remote placements. Some of the reasons healthcare professionals choose to work with Healthcare Australia include:

FREE travel within Australia & subsidised international travel allowances
Annual $500 Education Allowance
Diverse placement opportunities – explore Australia!
A dedicated R&R consultant to provide personalised support & guidance