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Broaden Your Horizons with Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia.

Barwon Health is the largest health service in regional Victoria, based in Geelong. It is within commuting range from the west side of Melbourne. 

With more than 8000 staff and a broad range of services, Barwon Health plays a key role in the health and wellbeing of our local community and the wider Barwon South West region.

We offer comprehensive care with services ranging from birth through to the end-of-life, including critical care areas such as emergency, intensive care, CCU and CTU.

Enjoy working in a well-supported, dynamic team environment across settings that include:

  • Community and home based services
  • Acute hospital
  • Sub-acute rehabilitation

We are committed to providing opportunities to support lifelong learning and enabling you to achieve your career goals.

Barwon Health is thrilled to have welcomed an exceptional team of health professionals from across the globe. Joining us from Scotland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Philippines, Canada, USA, and New Zealand, international staff bring a wealth of unique perspectives and experiences to our organisation. We deeply appreciate the invaluable contributions they make to our team, and we're excited to continue fostering a diverse and dynamic community of healthcare professionals here at Barwon Health.

Relocation Packages

We can provide relocation packages that include financial assistance, accommodation and specific registration guidance to help you through the process. The Victorian Government is assisting in this relocation support with a range of financial supports available. This includes offering international travel reimbursement to help with relocation costs of $13,000 for nurses and midwives who secure a role with Barwon Health. This is currently available for those that join the organisation by 31 December 2023.

For more information on the financial reimbursement click here.

Visa Sponsorship

Barwon Health will provide sponsorship for a variety of Visas that allow you to work full-time. The most commonly used visa for people coming to work here from overseas are 482 and 186. Find out more about Visas at the Department of Immigration.

Apply for AHPRA Registration

To work as a registered nurse or registered midwife in Australia you must be AHPRA (Australian Heath Practitioner Regulation Authority) registered or have started the registration process before we can consider your application.  For more information visit

Application Process

Our dedicated recruitment team can answer any questions and assist you with the application process.

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International Buddy Program

Barwon Health has developed an International Buddy Program designed to help international staff and their family’s transition smoothly into their new life in the Geelong region. Barwon Health buddies are valued and experienced employees who are volunteering to be a point of contact, provide advice, support, connections and help you understand the Australian culture. Their support will make the move a positive experience and help you settle into a new country and new culture successfully.

Why make the move to Geelong?

As the largest regional city in Victoria, Geelong has so much to offer it’s hard to know where to begin.

Greater Geelong offers a range of idyllic lifestyle options - inner city, coastal, suburban, rural or bay side, there’s something for everyone. It enjoys all the advantages of cosmopolitan city living without the congestion, and a wide mix of attractions from natural bush to spectacular surf beaches, historic townships to shopping precincts.

Sport, leisure and cultural pursuits abound, while education and health options are plentiful and world-class. And, as you’d expect in such a vibrant region, employment prospects are many and varied.

Make the move to Greater Geelong, and spend more time doing the things you love with the people you love.

Click here to find resources to help you make the move.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 21 May 2024

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