Work and Travel in Australia

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Work and Travel in Australia

Duration: from 1 month to 12 months
Countries: Australia
For nurses living or travelling within Australia looking for short-term or permanent employment. Enjoy the flexibility of working whenever and wherever you want whilst exploring with the Australian Nursing Agency.

Work and Travel in Australia

The Australian Nursing Agency

What's not to love about Australia? From the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Melbourne's iconic laneways, to the hidden tropical rainforests in Queensland or South Australia's wine region, Australia is a treasure trove filled with excitement, experience, and adventure.

The Australian Nursing Agency was established in 2000 and trades in Australia under the name SwingShift Nurses. The ANA is Australia's number one provider of permanent and casual work to qualified nurses who wish to enjoy the flexibility of working whilst living or travelling around the country. As a member of the ANA team you will have complete control over the facilities you wish to work at and be presented with unlimited opportunities across Melbourne.

Work opportunities with ANA are virtually limitless. You can choose to work in major cities where there is a huge range of both public and private sector health services providing opportunities for all areas of general and specialist nursing as well as midwifery and mental health. You'll find yourself working with enthusiastic and friendly nurses who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in need.

The ANA provide work in areas such as:

  • General Acute Medical & Surgical
  • Mental Health, Forensics & Correctional Services
  • Critical Care
  • Paediatrics
  • Operating Theatre
  • Midwifery
  • Emergency Department


If you're looking for an experience of a life time, we can assist you in this exciting expedition to the land down under. There are a few requirements to consider before starting the process:

  • Current or pending registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
  • A valid Working Holiday visa or Permanent Residency visa
  • Minimum of 12 months post graduate nursing

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Apply now by clicking the button below and filling out the application form on Australian Nursing Agency should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


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Price details

No joining fees or agency commission


12 months with an option for extension to 24 hours (conditions apply)

What you need to do

If you are planning to travel to and work in Australia, you must first contact the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. International nurses should visit their website to establish whether they are eligible to work in Australia.
Before you can start nursing overseas in Australia, you must first register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). AHPRA will determine if your nursing qualification is recognised in Australia.

What we offer:

- Assistance and guidance obtaining your AHPRA registration
- Visa advice referral
- Information on working as a nurse in Australia
- Information on life in Australia
- Wide range of work opportunities on either a casual or permanent basis
- Supportive, friendly staff who work to ensure you have plenty of shifts
- Free professional indemnity insurance
- Free uniform
- Free car parking for shifts worked
- Free ongoing training including mandatory updates
- Attractive pay rates
- Nurse rewards program to give you that little extra
- Professional indemnity insurance

How to apply?

If you are keen to begin nursing overseas in Australia, you can apply online. Once you have established your eligibility to work in Australia, you can contact us via our online Application Form.


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