Nursing jobs in remote and rural Australia

Nursing jobs in remote and rural Australia

Nursing jobs in remote and rural Australia are a great way to get paid while you explore a beautiful country. Have you ever wanted to explore Australia even more? As a nurse in remote and rural Australia, you can both satisfy your wanderlust and broaden your experience as a nurse. Read on to find out what’s great about being a nurse in rural Australia, what the challenges are, and how Mediserve can help you on your journey.

See more of Australia through nursing

Cities are great and all, but there’s something about Australia’s countryside and outback that the city can never match. Whether it’s the red dirt of Australia’s north, wineries tucked in the forests of Margaret River or to the tropical warmth of northern Queensland, the wide expanses and fresh air just seem to make all that pent up stress vanish. And why not get paid to do it?

Work closely with the community

Many nurses want to work with a smaller community and make an impact. Rural and remote nursing gives you the opportunity to see how your professional skills make an impact on people you will get to know and care about. It’s also an opportunity to learn about the diverse indigenous cultures in rural and remote areas.

Broaden your professional experience with nursing jobs in remote areas

Being a nurse in a rural or remote area means you’ll get the chance to do new things. In urban hospitals it can be a challenge to get experience in specific fields, but in regional Australia it’s often all hands on deck. Expand your skill set and become a more well-rounded medical professional.

With a smaller team, you’ll develop resilience and be able to work through problems and solutions autonomously.

Work with a great team and a diverse range of patients

Of course, you won’t have to fend for yourself. You’ll work closely with a range of health professionals, such as GPs, the District Medical Officer (DMO), and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). You’ll feel really valued and invested in your role and your community. You’ll also be able to assist a diverse range of patients

Where are rural or remote nursing jobs located?

Rural and remote nursing positions are in country locations throughout Australia.

How often does Mediserve pay nurses – weekly, fortnightly or monthly?

Mediserve pay weekly into your bank account - no need to wait.

What are the challenges of working as a nurse in a rural or remote area?

The biggest challenge of working in a rural or remote area is isolation. Being far from family and friends can be tough. That being said, with the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Australia, everyone you know and love is just a video chat away. One of the benefits of being an agency nurse with Mediserve is flexibility - if you need to get back home to see your loved ones, after your contract ends take a break.

How Mediserve will help you start your rural and remote nursing adventure

With our massive employment network with healthcare facilities and hospitals throughout Australia, you’ll have a range of positions to choose from anywhere in Australia.

We love taking care of our nurses, and we do everything we can to provide you with the best service.

We provide:

  • Transportation and accommodation to rural/ remote positions
  • Free uniforms
  • Lots of discounts for clothes, travel experiences, financial services, electrical goods and more through our partners

How do I start my rural nursing career with Mediserve?

What do you need to get started?

  • You need to have at least 1-2 years’ experience as a nurse
  • If a Registered or Enrolled Nurse, have AHPRA Australian nurses board registration
  • You need to have working rights in Australia

Then, it's easy to get started! Just fill out the registration form at