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Sydney Hospitals, General and Specialist Nurses, Mental Health Nurses and Midwives.

Sydney has it all - from amazing weather, fantastic open spaces, the Harbour, and nightlife to wildlife, all of which lead to a great work-life balance. Surrounded by lush national parks and gorgeous beaches, Sydney is a buzzing metropolis of cafes, restaurants, bars, live music, shopping, art galleries, theatres, and some of the most iconic international landmarks- all right at your fingertips. You can spend your days off exploring or even just hanging out at the beach, and then spend your evenings submersed in Sydney's vibrant nightlife

Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) is the perfect place to build an exciting and rewarding career, and we are always looking for great people who value collaboration, openness, respect, and empowerment to join our team.

About Sydney Local Health District

Sydney Local Health District is located in the center and inner west of Sydney and is made up of the Local Government Areas of the City of Sydney (part), Inner West Council, Canterbury-Bankstown (part), Canada Bay, Burwood, and Strathfield. It covers a geographic area of approximately 126 square kilometers.


Nurses- General and specialist area

Midwives- Antenatal, post-natal, labour ward. 

Mental Health Nurses- inpatient and community.

Visa sponsorship

 Full visa application costs paid for by Sydney LHD for visa types - Working Holiday Visa.  Temporary sponsorship (TSS 482) and Permanent Residency (PR 186)


Provided- Four weeks free and subsidised accommodation close to the hospitals  at a very reasonable cost  for up to six months.  Costs includes bills.  The cost are approximately AUD$ 115 per week for a single room, $300 for a double room and $500 per week for a family unit. The costs includes utilities. 


Your salary depends on how many years of post-graduate clinical experience you have. This increases each year up to the eighth year of experience for registered nurses and midwives. If you progress into different roles, there are different pay rates that correlate with the grading of the role. Visit Public Health System Nurses' and Midwives' (State)  Award for more information. You'll need to show evidence from your previous employers confirming your employment before your salary rate is calculated. 

How often will I get paid? 

The NSW Health nursing and midwifery pay cycle is every two weeks.

How much annual leave will I get?

That depends on the type of employment that you take (eg rotating roster vs Monday Friday), Annual leave is determined by the Public Health System Nurses' and Midwives' (State) Award. You will get:

o Monday - Friday business hours full time: 4 weeks annual leave

o Working a full-time rotating roster:  6 weeks annual leave

Shortlisting Criteria. 

For nurses applying for a  Working Holiday Visa, we are seeking at least one year's post-graduate experience. 

At least  3 years post-graduate experience in nursing for nurses seeking to apply for a temporary sponsorship visa  or permanent residency visa. PR Visa

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Sydney Hospitals, General and Specialist Nurses, Mental Health Nurses and Midwives.

Central Sydney
1 - 2 years of experience

Published on 8 Sep 2022

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