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Nursing Industry in Victoria, Australia


Victoria’s nursing workforce includes a number of occupations – including registered nurses and registered midwives. Nurses and midwives are employed in:

  • public hospitals
  • private hospitals
  • residential aged care facilities
  • community and domiciliary nursing
  • mental health facilities
  • large medical centres and doctors rooms
  • private practice.

In Victoria, nurses work as full-time, part-time or casual employees, on fixed-term contracts, and through agencies on short-term placements.

Industry size

According to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s 2010-11 Annual Report, there are 76, 830 registered nurses and 625 midwives in Victoria1.


Victoria is currently offering visa nomination to eligible applicants with the following nursing occupations:

Industry contacts

Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about nursing in Victoria.

The following bodies represent various areas within the sector:


Not sure what your occupation is? Visit the Australian Skills Recognition Information page on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's website.

Further information and resources

1 Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) 2010-11 Annual Report