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​Moving to Australia for a UK / Irish Midwife

Step 1 - AHPRA Registration
  • AHPRA is the authority that process your nursing registration in Australia.  
  • You cannot work over there as a nurse without registration.  
  • The UK and Ireland are listed as countries that ‘will likely’ pass the AHPRA registration process.
  • It normally takes approx. 8 – 12 weeks for AHPRA registration (if all documentation is completed correctly).
  • Once you have been approved you get an AHPRA ‘ in principle’ Letter.  

Generally you have 3 months from the date of this letter to travel to Australia to present your ID and validate your AHPRA registration.
Here is a quick guide for AHPRA Registration: Watch Video.

Step 2 - Find a Job before you Travel
  • Decide on where you want to be located, Australia is a big place.
  • Decide if you are interested in Public or Private Hospital environment.  Private hospitals can provide more incentives to attract candidates.  
  • Research what overseas recruitment agencies are advertising for roles in your preferred location.
  • Use an agency which is located in your timezone.
  • Using an recruitment agency is free, and is useful for finding out about the terms and conditions, support through recruitment process.
  • Recruitment process can take up to 6 - 12 months from date of interview (depending on your visa situation) to make the move to Australia.
Step 3 - Australian Visas

Take a look at our dedicated landing page for Australian Visas to get the most concise information. 

Meet Catherine, a Mothercraft Nurse with Hurstville Private Hospital

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Midwife roles in Australia:

Hurstville Private Hospital
Great opportunity for a qualified, experienced Midwife to join a state of the art Maternity Services Unit in one of Sydney's most prestigious Private Hospitals

ACT (Canberra)
Excellent opportunities for midwives to work in ACT State, Australia.  ACT is one of the only states in Australia that has four distinct seasons including warm, hot summers and cold winters. 

North West Private Hospital is part of Healthe Care Australia Pty Ltd for the last 12 years, and has served the north west community of Tasmania since 1988. 

North NSW
Excellent opportunity for experienced midwives to work in a vibrant, rural community centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane.

​Midwifery Information Sessions Roadshow

Midwifery Information Sessions

Come and meet our team & Director of Clinical Services at Hurstville Private Hospital, Shane Combs, at one of of Midwifery Information Sessions in a City near you this November.

Locations include:

Sligo | Galway Limerick Cork Dublin

Belfast | London Manchester

View all events on our Eventbrite page

Live Q & A - Midwives - Moving to Australia​

Eventbrite - Live Q&A - Midwives - Moving to Australia

Contact Elizabeth nurse@icegroup.ie or call +353 91 546 700 for more information.

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