If you are a registered general nurse seeking to holiday and work in one of the world's most exciting cities we have many great opportunities for you. You must be eligible for a working holiday visa or alternative independent visa.
We visit and recruit regularly in Dublin and London
Melbourne Nursing Agency offers nurses and support staff a unique level of personal service and attention. We focus on meeting your career needs whilst also respecting your need to balance work and leisure.
"I have worked for several agencies while working and holidaying in Melbourne. Melbourne Nursing Agency is by far the most organised, has heaps of work and have been terrific to deal with, very friendly and pleasant."
Our members have access to excellent benefits including competitive rates of pay, quality education, training and professional support, without the misleading gimmicks and "conditons apply" fine print presented by many other agencies.
We are currently seeking reliable, highly skilled, registered general nurses to join us and work in a variety of public and private hospitals and nursing homes. You must be eligible for a working holiday visa or alternative independent visa, see Department of Foreign Affairs for more information.
Nursing in Melbourne offers a great variety of opportunities for travelling nurses or those interested in either extended or permanent placement. Every conceivable nursing speciality is available in a range of public, private and community based health care organisations
The working conditions in the health care facilities are of a high standard. Long established patient-nurse ratios of 4:1 have operated in public hospitals allowing nurses to take time necessary to provide quality care.
Many of the major hospitals and aged care facilities in Melbourne have adopted a "no lift policy" to reduce risk of injury to nursing staff who are constantly required to move and reposition patients. The purchase of lifting devices and aids along with assistance of orderlies to move heavy patients and the provision of education programs for nursing staff in the use of this equipment is aimed at reducing the high rate of back injury among nurses.
Along with Vancouver, Vienna, and Geneva, Melbourne has regularly been rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Some details and summary survey results are presented by the Committee of Melbourne on their informative site. In their words, "Melbourne is safe, clean and friendly, with a very low cost of living", but that is far from all. For more information, you can read what other writers have to say in articles praising Melbourne, read for example the New York Times travel guide for Melbourne.
Melbourne's easy and relaxed lifestyle can be experienced and enjoyed both within Melbourne and outside Melbourne according to one's mood or interest.
For experiences and activities within Melbourne we can only give a few hints of things that we enjoy. Some of our favorite activities include shopping at Victoria Market on Saturday morning, strolling the parks on sunny days, visiting the theatre, or experimenting with new restaurants in the restaurant districts. And like all Melbournians we always enjoys excellent coffee at an outdoor cafe. Other suggestions may be found on the Visit Melbourne and Visit Victoria websites.
Outside Melbourne there are very many different things to see and do, from day trips to extended holidays. Many of our members use Melbourne as a base from which to explore further afield. Depending on the season, visitors may enjoy skiing at Mt Buller; or else if they are wine buffs, they may tour the many excellent wineries of the Yarra Valley. The Great Ocean Road is always a favourite, as is the Fairy Penguin Parade at Philip Island every evening at dusk. Other suggestions may be found on the Visit Melbourne and Visit Victoria websites.