So you’re interested in working as a nurse or midwife in Australia? And you are ready to start the process now?

Leaving your homeland can be a big step, but with Healthcare Australia (HCA), we will support you along the way.

Here you can find a simple check list to do before your arrival:



The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs has a Visa finder which will help you establish different Visa options that may be suitable. The most common Visa is the Working Holiday Visa (WHV).
• Valid for 12 months.
• Can work for the same employer for up to six months. However as HCA is an agency you can work for us for the entire 12 months. We just can’t send you to the one facility for more than the equivalent of six months full time. Don’t worry, we’ll keep an eye on this for you.
• Certain passport holders may be eligible for a 2nd WHV if you complete 88 days of specified work in a regional location.
• If you will be working in the Healthcare Industry in Australia you will be required to have a medical for Visa purposes. If you’re not sure about anything, contact our International Team.

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Applying for AHPRA is quite involved and time consuming. You will need to complete an AHPRA application form and provide the necessary required specific documentation, and submit the form by post approximately 4 months before you plan to arrive to Australia. We recommend you take this into consideration when arranging travel plans. Organising the required documentation will also take time, so it’s best to commence this process 6 months before you intend to submit the application. Please note, once your AHPRA registration has been assessed and approved, you only have 3 months to get to Australia to finalise your registration. Our International team can help with the best way to complete your AHPRA application and the time frame to do all of this in. They have assisted many nurses with this process and know all the tricks, tips and what not to do.

What can HCA do for you?

  • Support with getting registered with AHPRA – Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Recommendations on which Visa is right for you
  • Work available across the country
  • Find out about the competitive pay and sponsorship opportunities*
  • Travel incentives and bonuses – Free Flight* for agency nurses and midwives
  • Top 20 things you should experience in Australia
  • International Office in the UK – we talk in your time zone


Got any questions? Get in touch with us!