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Australia

Overseas Nurses applying for registration in Australia must have current registration with an overseas Nurses’ registration board that is recognised as equivalent to an Australian Qualification.

By contacting the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (www.ahpra.gov.au) , you will be able to access the application forms necessary to apply for Nurses registration online.

You will need to provide information on the following:

  • Verification of registration from the Nurses Board you are currently registered with. This must be sent directly from the Registration board, NOT the candidates.
  • Be fit to practice. You must complete a statutory declaration to state whether or not you are able to; Speak English fluently, have a mental/physical condition, hold any criminal convictions, been declined registration previously, or are under any investigation.
  • Provide an original Police certificate current within last six months
  • ILETS of at least 7 where English is not the first language in the country that the candidate lives in.
  • Provide evidence that you have studied and been examined in English in both secondary and tertiary education for 5 years to avoid sitting an IELTS exam
  • Certificates that are required need to be certified by a; Solicitor/JP/Notary Public

AUSTRALIAN PR0FESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS FOR NURSES:

RANF/Royal Australian Nurses Federation www.atua.org.au
ACORN/Australian College of Operating Room Nurses
www.acorn.org.au
ANF/Australian Nurses Federation
www.anf.org.au

AUSTRALIAN NURSES REGISTRATION BOARD

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) www.ahpra.gov.au

General enquiries and registration enquiries:

Speak with a Customer Service Consultant

  • From within Australia on 1300 419 495 between 09:00am – 05:00pm Local Time
  • From overseas on +61 3 8708 9001 between 09:00am – 05:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

AHPRA Offices

Open between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (local time), unless otherwise indicated.

Australian Capital Territory
Postal Address
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Canberra ACT 2601

Office location
Level 2
RSM Bird Cameron Building
103 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra ACT 2601
New South Wales
Postal Address
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Sydney NSW 2001

Office Location
Level 51, 680 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Northern Territory
Postal Address
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Darwin NT 0801

Office Location
Civitas building
Level 5, 22 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800

Hours of operation: 8.00 am – 4.30 pm
Queensland
Postal Address
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Brisbane QLD 4001

Office Location
Level 18, 179 Turbot Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
South Australia
Postal Address
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Adelaide SA 5001

Office Location
Level 8, 121 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Tasmania
Postal Address
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Hobart TAS 7001

Office Location
Level 12, 86 Collins Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Victoria
Postal Address
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001

Office Location
Level 8, 111 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Western Australia
Postal Address
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Perth WA 6001

Office Location
Level 1, 541 Hay Street
Subiaco WA 6008
National Office
Postal Address
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001

Office Location
Level 7, 111 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Immigration requirements for Australia:

AUSTRALIAN Immigration: Website: www.immi.gov.au
UK AUS High Commission:
Australian High Commission
Strand
London WC2B 4LA
(corner of the Aldwych and the Strand.)
Nearest Tube station: Temple
Tel: 020 7379 4334/ Fax: 020 7240 5333

VISAS:

457 Business Sponsorship Permit:
Once your Work Permit has expired, and you want to stay longer, you can work towards your Residency whilst on a 457 Business Sponsorship Visa. You need to present a job offer from your Australian employer and your current Australian registration. By holding this visa you must be employed by your sponsor on a permanent full time basis, and you are restricted to work for your sponsor only during the visa period.

Permanent Residency:
Permanent Residency (PR) allows you to reside and work in Australia indefinitely. This is if you have decided that you want to relocate permanently to Australia and now longer wish to return to your country of origin.

You will need to:

  • Complete an expression of interest form which is based on a points system (most Healthcare professionals score high on points due to their qualifications and experience)
  • You will need a job offer from a Australian employer
  • Have a CXR and Medical performed.
  • The submit your application for formal residency.

Working Holiday Visas:
These Visas are for people aged between 18-30 years who are looking to work and travel around Australia for a year. These are ideally for the use of those wishing to work to support their travel and only for a short term basis.


New Zealand

REGISTER AS A NURSE IN NEW ZEALAND:

New Zealand Nursing Council:
Overseas Registrations:
Po Box 9644
Wellington, 6141 NZ
Ph: +64 4 3859589
Fax: +64 4 8018502
Email: oseas@nursingcouncil.org.nz
Website: www.nursingcouncil.org.nz
Application Fee: NZ$485.00
(non refundable)
Yearly Registration Fee: NZŁ96
New Zealand Immigration:
PO Box 3705, Wellington
New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 9144100
Website: www.immigration.govt.nz
UK NZ High Commission:
New Zealand House
Haymarket, London, UK SW1Y 4TQ

Overseas Nurses applying for registration in NZ must have current registration with an overseas Nurses’ registration board that is recognised as equivalent to a New Zealand Qualification.
By contacting he New Zealand Nursing Council, you will be able to access the application forms necessary to apply for Nurses registration online.

You will need to provide information on the following:

  • Verification of registration from the Nurses Board you are currently registered with. This must be sent directly from the Registration board, NOT the candidates.
  • Be fit to practice. You must complete a statutory declaration to state whether or not you are able to; Speak English fluently, have a mental/physical condition, hold any criminal convictions, been declined registration previously, or are under any investigation.
  • Provide an original Police certificate current within last six months
  • ILETS of at least 7 where English is not the first language in the country that the candidate lives in.
  • Certificates that are required need to be certified by a; Solicitor/JP/Notary Public.

After you have been registered you then need to apply for your Registration Certificate. The fee for this is NZ$96 per year at present.

NZ PR0FESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE STAFF:

NZNO: New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is the largest union and professional organisation of nurses, midwives and caregivers in New Zealand.

Physical address
Level 3, Willbank Court
57 Willis Street, Wellington 6011
Postal address
P O Box 2128, Wellington 6140
Phone:+64 4 499 9533
Fax: +64 4 382-9993
Free phone: 0800 28 38 48
Email: www.nzno.org.nz

Checklist for applicants

Registration Regulations

Applying for Registration under European Union Directives (77/452/EEC, 77/453/EEC for General nurses; 80/154/EEC, 80/155/EEC for Midwives.

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