Northern Health is the major provider of acute, maternity, sub-acute, mental health, specialist, community and home-based services in Melbourne’s rapidly growing outer north.
Services are provided through our four main campuses:
- Northern Hospital Epping
- Broadmeadows Hospital
- Bundoora Centre
- Craigieburn Centre.
In addition, Mental Health Services are provided at Epping, Broadmeadows, Jacana, Preston, Mill Park and Coburg.
You can learn more about Northern Health here.
What to expect as an International Medical Recruitment applicant:
- $10,000 AUD relocation support for successful candidates (eligibility criteria applies, based on submission of reimbursable receipts).
- A further $10,500 in relocation benefits paid for by the health service (including immigration support and transition to practice support).
- 10.5 per cent employer contributions to your superannuation (future retirement fund), with scheduled increases up to 12 per cent from July 2025.
- A competitive salary and tax-effective salary packaging options.
- In accordance with relevant award entitlements, you will receive generous leave entitlements, up to five weeks’ annual leave per year and paid parental leave.
- Acknowledgement through our reward and recognition program.
- For International Medical Graduates (IMG’s) a new buddy support program is being launched in 2023 – allowing networking with other IMG’s and answering any questions/ advice from other IMG’s.
Reasons to move to Melbourne
There are many reasons why Naarm / Melbourne is touted as one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a vibrant arts and music scene, incredible restaurants and dining experiences, a never-ending array of museums, galleries, gardens and beaches, Melbourne truly has it all.
Along with the rich culture, you will also experience a typical Aussie lifestyle, with endless ideas and activities to make the most out of the enviable work life balance Northern Health provides.
Here’s just a few reasons why Melbourne is so popular for overseas applicants:
- Melbourne was voted Australia’s most liveable city by the Global Liveability Index 2022.
- Melbourne’s laneway culture is diverse, waiting for you to discover ‘hidden’ shopping arcades, musicians and live music, cafes – not to mention festivals.
- People come for the coffee! Here are just a few examples.
- Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital overflowing with creativity and a universal love of the arts – just a few of our attractions include the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image as well as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival .
- Melbourne also boasts breathtaking beauty and landscapes such as St Kilda Beach, the Grampians and the Great Ocean Road, so whether it’s a swim, a hike, a bike ride or some time away from the hustle and bustle of it all – Melbourne has you covered.
With Northern Health campuses based in Epping, Bundoora, Broadmeadows and Craigieburn, you are never more than 20 – 40 minutes from the bustling Melbourne CBD with a range of public transport options available including Buses and Trains as well as the world-famous Victorian Tram Network.
Outside of the Melbourne CBD, a range of exciting, dynamic suburbs in the North are waiting to be discovered such as Fitzroy and Carlton, and Brunswick just three of the many suburbs in the North that boast a bohemian reputation with an eclectic range of bars, restaurants and cafes, not to mention some amazing street art.
Melbourne is an exciting place to live with a diverse range of housing options ranging from units, townhouses and full family homes. There are many exciting suburbs to live which are in close proximity to Northern Health sites.
From Brunswick to Reservoir, St Kilda to Essendon, you are sure to find a neighbourhood that fits your vibe.
The following property search engines are a great starting point to start looking for your next home on your Aussie adventure.
Would you like more information on the median sale price for houses and units in the areas we have listed above? Or would you just like an idea of what the median weekly rent is in that suburb compared to metro Melbourne as a whole? – take a look at the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV)
Applying for a role
If you’re interested in applying for a role at Northern Health and would like advice regarding your eligibility for registration or visa support, please email us at NorthernDoctorsWorkforce@nh.org.au . Please attach your resume and let us know the type of role you are interested in applying for.
We are here to support you in making your transition to Melbourne, and our dedicated International Workforce Manager will be able to answer all your questions on life working and living in Melbourne.
The Victorian Department of Health is also currently providing relocation support for international and returning Australian healthcare workers who have secured a role in a Victorian health service.
From 1 July 2022, the international travel allowance to help with relocation costs (including travel, visa and professional registration costs) increased to $10,000 AUD for healthcare workers who secure a role in a public metro health service. There are some conditions, and we will help support and guide you through how you access these funds.
There is also a further $10,500 in relocation benefits paid for by the health service (including immigration support and transition to practice support)
At this stage, this department funded program is finishing on the 30th of June 2023, but may be extended, we will update this site when we know more.Salary Rates (indicative per week, unless otherwise specified)
Visas and Professional Registrations
Once you have an employment offer and contract, you will need to gain registration as a health practitioner in Australia and apply for a visa.
More information on visas and immigration matters pertaining to moving to Australia can be found here.
Most healthcare professionals working in Australia are required to register under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. If you are coming to work as a nurse or midwife, you will need to be registered with Australian Health Professions Registration Authority (AHPRA).
We will provide guidance and support to gain registration and gaining AHPRA registration usually takes a few months. Links to information on the relevant international application pathways are listed below:
We will provide support with your visa options and offer visa sponsorship to support you and your immediate family to relocate.
Your AHPRA registration and visa approval can progress concurrently.