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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.


See the Visa Nomination Occupation Lists for Victoria for eligible occupations, including requirements for specific occupations.

Visit our Visas and Immigrating section for detailed information about the minimum eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and the application process for Victorian visa nomination.