The Department of Health website contains corporate and health professionals' information only. Client information about hospitals, health clinics, child health, mental health, drug and alcohol treatment is published on NT.GOV.AU.
There are ongoing general nursing vacancies in the Northern Territory's health services.
To submit an application email NursingMidwifery.DOH@nt.gov.au with the following:
- a cover letter (one-page summary)
- Curriculum vitae (must outline experience and achievements)
- Application for employment NT Nursing and Midwifery form.
Positions are also advertised via platforms such as the Northern Territory Government Employment Opportunities website. To view healthcare positions please select "Medical, Nursing & Health (Diagnostic and Therapy)" from the Category box then click Search.
All applicants must hold current Australian registration. Further information can be found on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.
Please note that sponsorship for international nurses and midwives will only be available in exceptional circumstances.
To speak with someone about working as a nurse in the Northern Territory call 1800 000 648 (free call).
Royal Darwin Hospital
Royal Darwin Hospital is a 360-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Flinders University in South Australia and Charles Darwin University in Darwin. The largest hospital in the Territory, Royal Darwin Hospital services an extensive area and is the primary location for trauma response and remote care.
Royal Darwin Hospital is home to the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre. Established after the hospital’s assistance following the 2002 Bali bombings, the centre is responsible for critical emergency care and response to incidents both nationally and across our close neighbours in South East Asia.
Royal Darwin Hospital is also home to a variety of specialist services including the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre.
Read more about Royal Darwin Hospital.
Palmerston Regional Hospital
Palmerston Regional Hospital is a brand new 116 bed hospital specialising in rehabilitation and geriatric evaluation and management services as well as having a 24/7 emergency department, medical ward, day surgery, maternity, and outpatient clinics. The hospital is set to open in mid-2018.
For more information go to the Palmerston Regional Hospital website.
To see a list of current Palmerston Regional Hospital vacancies, please visit the Northern Territory Government's healthcare opportunities page on the Our Life Out Here website.
The Katherine District Hospital is a non-specialist public hospital that services Katherine and the surrounding region and remote areas. A 60-bed facility, Katherine District Hospital offers a 24-hour emergency department, maternity ward, and general medical and surgical services.
Read more about Katherine Hospital.
Gove District Hospital
Gove District Hospital in Nhulunbuy services the remote areas of East Arnhem region.
This 30-bed acute care facility provides medical, surgical, paediatric, respite and maternity services. Patients from 15 remote communities are referred to the hospital for inpatient, outpatient and specialist care.
The emergency department provides 24-hour cover to the Nhulunbuy region.
A district medical officer also services the region giving medical advice and organising patients to be admitted to hospital or evacuated by air to Royal Darwin Hospital.
Read more about Gove District Hospital.
Alice Springs Hospital
Alice Springs Hospital is a public hospital that serves the Central Australia region.
The 170 bed facility has a 24 hours emergency department, providing the major trauma response centre for the region.
The major specialist services are medicine, surgery including eye, ear nose throat and orthopaedic consultants, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. The hospital also provides medium level intensive care facilities.
Read more about Alice Springs Hospital.
Tennant Creek Hospital
Tennant Creek Hospital is a 20 bed hospital that services the Barkly region. It assesses, diagnoses and treats short-term illnesses and injuries.
There is also a 16 chair renal unit which provides a dialysis service to the Barkly region.
The service provides haemodialysis for over 50 clients while nephrology management is provided in Alice Springs. Read more about Renal Services.
Tennant Creek is located 500km north of Alice Springs in the Barkly region of Northern Territory in the Central Australian Outback.
Read more about Tennant Creek Hospital.