Nursing and Midwifery Recruitment

Welcome to Aussie Locums, the leading choice for nursing professionals pursuing fulfilling opportunities in regional, rural, and remote areas across Australia.

Our specialised nursing division is dedicated to matching experienced Registered, Clinical, and Enrolled Nurses with positions tailored to their skills, preferences, and the needs of underserved communities. Backed by a team with extensive industry experience, we are committed to facilitating placements that not only align with your expertise but also contribute to essential healthcare services in diverse settings.

Explore a variety of nursing placements nestled within the stunning landscapes of regional and rural locations, as well as the distinctive challenges of remote environments. Partnering with a wide range of healthcare clients across wards, clinics, theatres, and specialised areas such as orthopaedics, oncology, paediatrics and more, we are here to support you in finding a role that suits your professional background and desired travel destinations.

At Aussie Locums, we recognise the individuality of each nursing position, mirroring the diversity of every healthcare professional. Partner with us as we strive to provide essential healthcare services to communities nationwide and discover the vast array of opportunities awaiting you at Aussie Locums.


With a network that stretches from all major urban hubs and branches out to the far corners of Australia, we make it our business to understand and grow you career story.


Whether you are looking for a permanent position to elevate your career or seeking an outback Aussie locum adventure, our team will partner with you to find the perfect opportunity.


Our team is available 24/7. We know that sometimes things don’t go to plan and not everyone can call during the day, which is why we make it our business, to be available around the clock for your business.

Latest Opportunities

As a nurse, you have a wealth of remarkable opportunities at your fingertips, regardless of whether you’re in the market for permanent or locum work.

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Say ‘Hello’ to your future recruitment consultant

Specialising in healthcare recruitment we will find the perfect role for you.

Phone: (07) 4031 9991
Email: [email protected]


Some questions you may like answered

We are professional recruitment consultants, with an extensive network of both candidates and clinics, hospitals and other care facilities. We make it our mission to get to know who we work with, so we can find the best fit for our candidates as well as for our clients. Some of our candidates become clients and vice versa, with many having been with us since we opened in 2008.

By gathering industry insights and identifying trends, we can capture opportunities before they even come to the market. Many of our candidates actively choose to work with us exclusively, which further builds on the detailed understanding of their needs which we have gained. By having a talented pool of Sonographers who we have got to know, our clients can be confident that we aren’t just passing on a resume, we are referring a person who we know beyond simply words on a page or a quick phone call.

You will need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The NMBA in partnership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), is responsible for assessing all internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) who want to practise in Australia.

There are two registration requirements you need to meet to be eligible to apply for registration with the NMBA:

  1. The registration standards – define the requirements that applicants must meet to be considered fit to practise as nurses and midwives.
  2. The qualification assessment criteria – define the minimum acceptable education and training that IQNMs must have completed.

Before you apply for registration, you will need to provide your qualification and other details through Self-Check. If your qualification is available to select from the list and you complete the ‘Self-Check’ you will be assigned a stream as assessed by AHPRA. Each stream will have different steps you must complete before registration application eligibility. Please note that the Self-Check only identifies the required assessment stages for IQNMs seeking registration. It does not assess whether an individual can meet the eligibility requirements for registration.

Registration standards define the requirements that you will need to meet to be registered.

  • Registration standard: Criminal history
  • Registration standard: English language skills
  • Registration standard: Continuing professional development
  • Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements
  • Registration standard: Recency of practice

For more information see the NMBA’s registration standards.

New Zealand Nurses who hold current registration, may apply for registration via Trans-Tasman mutual recognition.

If you are seeking to migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration program you will be required to have your skills assessed by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s Skilled Migration Services. They are the independent assessing authority authorised by law to conduct these assessments by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Correct working rights for Australia:
If you are intending to work in Australia, you will need to obtain correct visa to support your intended stay. You can find more information here:

Nurses wishing to head over to the UK for a working holiday can connect with a dedicated UK based consultant to assist you with securing work. Australian trained Nurses are highly sought after so if you are thinking of heading to the UK, it is likely you will have a wealth of opportunities to pick from. Speak to your Aussie Locum consultant to find out more about how we can help.

The locum work in the UK is largely within the NHS Hospital system and can be a great way to gain experience if you are looking to break into hospital-based work upon your return to Australia.

You can learn more about the NHS here:

Useful Nursing Links

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board

  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

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