About nursing and midwifery careers in country WA

Career opportunities

We currently have a range of nursing and midwifery opportunities available in a number of rural health services across Western Australia.

Current career enhancement opportunities exist in a variety of specialties and across different nursing levels. These specialties include medical, surgical, paediatric, operating theatre, special care/high dependency, emergency, maternity, palliative care and rehabilitation, across many health sites.

To hear real stories from WA Department of Health and WA Country Health Services (WACHS) nurses, visit the Nursing and midwifery in WA website.

Registration requirements

  • To obtain a nursing or midwifery position at WACHS, you will need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Nurses and midwives from overseas or interstate who are intending to work here should go to the Nursing and midwifery in WA website for information about any further requirements they might have to meet.

Regional Health Network

WACHS is the largest country health system in Australia, providing health services across an area of 2.55 million square kilometres for a combined population of 454,000, almost one third of the WA population.

Our services are predominantly dispersed along the coastal regions, extending inland into the rural and remote areas across to borders with the Northern Territory and South Australia.

The seven Regional Health Networks provide a diverse range of services including emergency departments, mental health, obstetrics, surgical, medical and dialysis. These networks operate in collaboration with a number of partners including Aboriginal health services, retrieval services and tertiary medical centres, providing additional opportunities and experiences for nurses working in rural and remote areas.

See Living and working in country WA for more information on the seven regions of Western Australia.

Last Updated: 10/06/2022