Registered Nurse – PR to Australia

There is currently a high demand for nurses and midwives in Australia.  Nurses wanting to Immigrate to Australia can do so under various Australia visas. There are excellent career opportunities whether you want to immigrate to Australia, or just stay for a few years.

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job-training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


Midwife – ANZSCO 254111


Child Care Centre Manager – ANZSCO 134111

Medical Administrator (Aus) / Medical Superintendent (NZ) – ANZSCO 134211

Nursing Clinical Director – ANZSCO 134212

Primary Health Organisation Manager – ANZSCO 134213

Welfare Centre Manager – ANZSCO 134214

Health and Welfare Services Managers nec – ANZSCO 134299


Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) – ANZSCO 254413 

Registered Nurse (Community Health) – ANZSCO 254414

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) – ANZSCO 254415

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) – ANZSCO 254416

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) – ANZSCO 254417

Registered Nurse (Medical) – ANZSCO 254418

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) – ANZSCO 254421

Registered Nurse (Mental Health) – ANZSCO 254422

Registered Nurse (Perioperative) – ANZSCO 254423

Registered Nurse (Surgical) – ANZSCO 254424

Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) – ANZSCO 254425

Registered Nurses nec – ANZSCO 254499

PATHWAY TO PR – Your Nursing Visa Options

Temporary Graduate visa (2 years work stream)

The Temporary Graduate visa allows you to live and work in Australia temporarily after finishing study.

This visa has two streams:

  • Graduate Work Stream
  • Post – Study Work Stream

Skilled – Independent visa (subclass 189)

The Skilled – Independent visa is a points based visa for skilled workers that allows you to work in Australia as a permanent resident, you do not require sponsorship for this visa.  You will need to collect 60 points based on your age, English, qualification and experience and you will first have to submit an Expression of Interest through Skill select.

For more information please visit: Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa

Skilled – Nominated visa (subclass 190)

The Skilled – Nominated visa is a points based visa for skilled workers that allows you to work in Australia as a permanent resident, you must first submit an Expression of Interest through Skillselect and you must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.

For more information please visit: Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)

The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa is a sponsorship visa for skilled workers that allows you to work for 4 years under an approved business.

For more information please visit: Subclass 457 Temporary Work Visa

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa:

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa is a visa that allows you to work in Regional areas of Australia, it is a two step process, the first is to be nominated by an approved Australian Employer and the second is to submit an application under one of the nomination streams.  This visa has 3 streams:

  • Temporary Residence Transition Stream
  • The Direct Entry Stream
  • The Agreement Stream.

To be able to live and work in Australia as a Qualified Nurse comes with many benefits, being eligible for permanent residency after 2-3 years, being able to constantly enhance your nursing skills, standard of living is high compared to most countries in the world and living costs are the lowest of any other country in the world, high annual income. If you would like to work as a registered nurse in regional Australia please or for further information please visit the Regional Sponsored Migration page of our website.

Nursing occupations PR Registered Migration Australia

Registered Migration Australia has assisted hundreds of qualified nurses on their journey to Australia. Please visit our website for more information or email us on to find out more.