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About Cabrini

Cabrini is a Catholic not-for-profit private provider of health services in the south eastern region of Melbourne – one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Our Registered Nurse Immigration Program provides nursing opportunities in various acute and sub-acute specialities across all Cabrini campuses.

We will help you to move to Melbourne with sponsorship opportunities, a generous relocation allowance and a supportive team when you arrive.

Melbourne has a population of just over five million people and is a multicultural city with plenty to offer. Considered the arts and culture capital of Australia, Melbourne has a thriving music scene, world-class sporting events including tennis and cricket, great schools, beaches and magnificent nature reserves.

"Nursing in Melbourne has been a truly enriching experience, both professionally and personally. The diverse international community and dynamic hospital environment make every day a rewarding journey." Sarah Walker

Registrations and visas

There are two essential requirements for nursing in Australia:

  • Having valid registration with AHPRA (Australia’s Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
  • Holding a visa with full working rights in Australia or have Australian/New Zealand citizenship

Candidates must meet both of these requirements, and eligibility for one does not automatically guarantee eligibility for the other.

Detailed information about visa applications, including skills assessments and assessing authorities is available on the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Overseas qualified applicants must meet registration standards of their health profession.  This includes the English language skills registration standard and the criminal history registration standard (including an international criminal history check if you have lived overseas for a period of six consecutive months or more as an adult).

Temporary work visas

A temporary work visa allows you to work in Australia on a temporary basis.

A temporary visa can also be a pathway to a permanent relocation.

Below is a list of temporary work visas and their specific conditions. If you are unsure which visa is right for you use our Visa Finder.

A temporary work visa lets you come to Australia to work on a temporary basis. There may be visa conditions on your visa that only allows specific work or work with a certain employer.

A temporary visa can also be a pathway to a permanent relocation. You may be able to apply for the permanent visa related to the temporary visa.

Banking, taxation and salary packaging

To receive your salary from Cabrini Health you will need an Australian bank account. Depending on your circumstances, you may also need to apply to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) for a tax file number (TFN).

Employee benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Private health insurance discount
  • Employee assistance program
  • Professional development
  • Reward and recognition
  • Staff discounts
  • Myki Commuter Club discount
  • Work flexibility

Healthcare and health insurance

Australia provides public or universal (government) funded health care.

Medicare provides people living in Australia with access to health services “at low or no cost”.

Eligible residents receive public health treatment if they’re a patient in a public hospital and with significantly reduced costs for care and medication received outside of the hospital environment.

It is important to note that if you’re in Australia on a temporary visa, you may not be eligible for Medicare. Certain countries provide Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) so you may still be eligible for some level of cover.For more visit the Services Australia page on Reciprocal Health Care Agreements.

If you’re not covered by an RHCA, it’s highly recommended that you take out a private health insurance or even travel insurance policy to cover you for any hospital or medical treatment.

Medicare provides the most up to date information about public health coverage in Australia.

Some visas require visitors to hold private health insurance, known as Overseas Visitor Health Cover.

It is strongly recommended that all visitors to Australia hold private health insurance. If you do not have access to Medicare you are responsible for any medical costs incurred.

Registered Nurse – Relocation opportunities to Melbourne

If you are interested in finding out more about how Cabrini Health can offer you an exciting opportunity to live and work in Melbourne, please provide us with your details and one of our expert recruitment consultants will be in touch.