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The Women’s is Australia’s first and largest hospital for women and newborns.

We value diversity and the breadth of experience that health professionals from around the world bring to the Women’s.

A range of exciting opportunities are available. Join us and help to create healthier futures for women and babies.

Working at the Women's - what to expect

As a member of the Women’s team, you can expect:

  • nurse and midwife to patient ratios
  • flexible working hours to help you balance work and life commitments
  • support to grow your career, including education and training, scholarship and research opportunities
  • monthly paid days off if you work full-time, up to six weeks’ annual leave per year and paid parental leave
  • a competitive salary and tax-effective salary packaging options
  • 10.5 per cent employer contributions to your superannuation (this is your future retirement fund)
  • acknowledgement through our reward and recognition program.
Applying for a role

If you’re interested in applying for a role at the Women’s and would like advice regarding your eligibility for registration or visa support, please email our International Recruitment team. Please attach your resume and let us know the type of role you are interested in applying for. 

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Relocation support

We support our overseas employees to make the transition to Melbourne. Our International Workforce Manager will be able to answer all your questions on life working and living in Melbourne.

The Victorian Department of Health is also currently providing relocation support for international and returning Australian healthcare workers who have secured a role in a Victorian health service.

From 1 April 2022 the international travel allowance to help with relocation costs (including travel, visa and professional registration costs) increased to $10,000 for healthcare workers who secure a role in a public metro health service.

Visas and registration

Once you have an employment offer and contract, you’ll need to gain registration as a health practitioner in Australia and apply for a visa.

Most healthcare professionals working in Australia are required to register under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. If you are coming to the Women’s to work as a nurse or midwife, you will need to be registered with Australian Health Professions Registration Authority (AHPRA). The Women’s will provide guidance and support to gain registration. Gaining AHPRA registration usually takes a few months.

A range of health professions have been identified by the Australian Government as filling critical skills needs, including nurses, midwives and social workers. Visa applications for these roles will be given priority processing. The Women’s will provide support with your visa options and offer visa sponsorship to support you and your immediate family to relocate.

Your AHPRA registration and visa approval can progress concurrently.

Our location

The Women's is located in the heart of the world-class Parkville Biomedical Precinct, alongside the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Children's Hospital.


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