Job opportunities are available throughout the Northern Territory (NT) for enrolled:

  • registered nurses
  • nurse practitioners
  • registered midwives.

Applications are made through the Northern Territory Governments employment opportunities website.

Search for available jobs with the keyword 'Nurse'. If you have a preferred location, you can add it to the location field.

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Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration

All applicants must hold current Australian registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board.

For more information, go to the Nursing and Midwifery Board website.


NT Health is committed to ensuring that all health care workers are protected from vaccine preventable diseases.

You must provide immunisation records before starting work.

Criminal history check and working with children

If you're offered employment you will need to submit a national criminal history record check and a working with children clearance (WWC) also called an Ochre Card, at your own expense.

National police check (NPC) issued by third party providers (such as Fit2Work, Healthoutcomes Australia and National Crim Check) are not accepted.

To apply for a WWC and NPC, go to the Safe NT Online services website.

International applications

All health professionals wishing to practice in Australia must hold Australian registration, have appropriate levels of education, skill and experience.

For more information about registration, go to the Nursing and Midwifery Board website.

You must also have the appropriate visa to work in Australia.

For more information about working visas, go to the Australian Governments Immigration and citizenship website.


To find out more about career structure, salary (rates of pay) and remuneration packages go to the Northern Territory Government's Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment website.

Integrated Maternity Care

There are ongoing midwifery vacancies within the Northern Territory's (NT) Top End Integrated Maternity Care (TEIMC) team. The TEIMC is the overarching maternity service for women and their families in the Top End including the Katherine, Nhulunbuy (Gove), Darwin and their surrounding regions.

Royal Darwin Hospital

The Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is seeking Registered Midwives to join the Integrated Maternity Care team on a full-time or part-time basis.

The RDH is a level 6 tertiary referral centre for the Top End of the NT.

Services includes a

  • Maternity Ward
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Delivery Suite
  • Birth Centre
  • range of antenatal and postnatal services.

The RDH also has a Team Midwifery Model for women with healthy pregnancies and a Midwifery Group Practice for women with vulnerable or high risk pregnancies, which includes women with normal risk pregnancies planning a Homebirth. The unit is accredited under the Baby Friendly Health Initiative.

The Royal Darwin Hospital Maternity Service is renowned for its professional development opportunities with Midwives across the service having access to contemporary education including perineal suturing, PROMPT, midwifery-led discharge and extended midwifery practice.

For more information about Royal Darwin Hospital, go to the Northern Territory Government website.

Full-time positions are available for Registered Dialysis Nurses with a minimum of two years recent dialysis experience at:

  • Alice Springs Hospital
  • Tennant Creek renal services

A relocation allowance is provided to successful applicants.

Nurses with postgraduate qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Other employment is available across a network of locations in both government and non-government services in Central Australia, the Top End and the cross-border regions of South Australia and Western Australia.

For more information about Kidney and Dialysis services in the NT, go to the Northern Territory Government website.


For further information and to express your interest contact:

Registered mental health nurses are currently sought by the NT Health's Mental Health Services.

Six to 12 month contracts and permanent positions are open in community and inpatient settings. Subsidised short-term accommodation and a relocation allowance may also be available.

Sponsorship for international nurses and midwives is not available.

Frontline nursing and midwifery positions in primary health care are currently available in NT Health.

For locations of remote health services in the NT, go to the Northern Territory Government website.

The Primary Health Care Branch provides health care services in:

  • remote primary health care clinics
  • outreach teams
  • urban community care centres
  • schools
  • police watch houses
  • correctional centres.

Frontline roles provide direct nursing and midwifery care including:

  • clinical assessment and management
  • case management
  • care coordination
  • primary health care programs (child health, women's health, chronic disease)
  • urban and remote community visits
  • after-hours emergency response.


Top End
Phone: 08 8922 7183

Central Australia
Phone: 08 8951 7586

For all enquiries, email nursing and midwifery in the Northern Territory at or by calling 1800 000 648.

Last updated: 22 August 2022

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