Australia Doctors and Nurses Immigration


Australia has huge demand for Doctors and Nurses with great opportunities for permanent as well as temporary residence.

Doctors and Nurses can file their applications for visa to get employed in Australia if they have acquired their basic medical qualification in a country outside Australia or obtained medical qualification in Australia but are not the permanent residents of Australia.

Requirements to work as a doctor

Doctors can file their applications for either permanent or temporary visa. However, doctors seeking for Australian permanent residence have to hold complete medical registration.

Immigration department will agree to one of the following certificates approved by the State or Territory Medical Board as a proof of complete registration:

  • General/ full/ unconditional medical registration
  • Constrained specialist registration- This kind of registration authorizes an individual to practice in a specific specialty with no additional training or administration requirement.

Visa option for Doctors as temporary resident

Doctors, who do not possess a complete medical registration in Australia can work and be sponsored as a temporary resident as they in the process of fulfilling the requirements to acquire complete medical registration.

Visa Options for Doctors as a permanent resident

Doctors who hold full medical registration in Australia can apply under any of the following schemes for permanent residence.

  • Employer Nomination Scheme
  • Australia Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)
  • Australia Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Subclass 489)

Requirements to work as a Nurse in Australia:

Nurses should have good health along with education and experience of certain level. Working in a health care or a hospital necessitates a nurse to qualify a health examination.

In order to work in Australia Nurses have to be evaluated either by ANMC (Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council) or State or Territory regulatory body of the area in which they intend to work

Available visa options for Nurses

Nurses are in huge demand in Australia with exceptional employment opportunities. The visa applications of Nurses receive priority processing. Following are the various categories under which Nurses can work in Australia either temporarily or permanently.

  • Temporary Business (Long Stay) visa (subclass 457)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
  • General Skilled Migration
  • Working Holidays
  • Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456)
  • Enhancement of skills
  • Visa as a occupational trainee


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