Overseas Applications

overseas applications

Perth Clinic accepts applications for vacant nursing positions from local and international applicants that are appropriately trained and qualified. If you are considering the move to Australia we hope you find the information below helpful.

When applying for a job in a different country there are many processes and procedures to follow, some of which can be quite complex. Australia is no different. We have compiled the following information, which although not definitive, should provide enough information to start you on your way.

1. decide if australia is for you!

Find out if you would like to work in Australia first. We believe Western Australia is a great place to live and Perth Clinic is the leading provider of psychiatric care within the state.

For more information on Western Australia:



The website www.pomsinperth.com has good information on health education and the process etc but the houses for rent are very expensive, but remember these are for short term rent and not representative of current prices for normal renting.

Further information on Perth Clinic www.perthclinic.com.au.

It may be useful for you to consider housing in Australia. The following Real Estate Agents have web pages where you can browse the current market:






A good site for information on banking and transferring money is:

www.anmc.org.au and apply for a skills assessment.

Secondly, you will need to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA). This process is explained on the AHPRA website www.ahpra.gov.au

It can take some time to gather information and submit relevant supporting evidence. These are mandatory requirements and the Department of Immigration will not process a visa application without evidence of these two steps.

If you have reviewed these requirements and decided that you wish to work in Australia and have the relevant and required training, you can then discuss employment with Perth Clinic.

3. employment at perth clinic

When applying for an advertised vacancy you should submit a CV as per the instructions on the advertisement. Your CV will be reviewed and you may be contacted to arrange a telephone interview. If successful you will be advised to start the processes of applying for a skills assessment with ANMC and registration with AHPRA.

Once that is completed, Perth Clinic will be able to advise you on the process of applying for a visa.

Once accepted by immigration, you will be advised to submit your application and you will be notified of all requirements.

4. immigration

There are several types of visa available when immigrating to Australia. For more information please review the Department of Immigration website www.immi.gov.au.

5. migration agents

Some people decide to use Migration Agents to help them through the process; this can be expensive but can also be very useful. It is important to note that you don’t have to use a migration agent and that most of the hard work you will need to do yourself anyway. If you would like to pursue this, please refer to the contacts below.

Australian High Commission
Migration Branch
Australian High Commission
London WC2B 4LA

Australian Nursing Council
Street Address:
20 Challis Street
Dickson ACT 2602

Postal Address:
PO Box 873
Dickson ACT 2602

General enquires:
Phone: + 61 2 6257 7960
Fax: +61 2 6257 7955
Web: www.anmc.org.au

6.what new arrivals to perth clinic have to say….

  • Fight the urge to rush into decisions, about houses, transport and schools. Better to look at as many options as possible before committing. The urge to get things settled can be great, but having an insider’s opinion may help avoid making ‘duff’ choices.
  • Be prepared for the ‘culture shock’ of things being different, unless you have been in a busy environment it may take some getting up to speed. Please be reassured that Perth Clinic is a very supportive environment and we have new starters throughout the year. All staff remember how it feels to be new and will support you in making the transition.
  • Embrace the lifestyle, adjust to the different life, you may need to make an effort to develop social links, but once you do, it can be a busy social life.
  • Coming to Perth was one of the best things our family has ever done. It wasn’t easy there were times when we could have ditched the whole thing, the endless forms, the waiting, not to mention the disruption of selling up and saying farewells to family and friends.
  • For us it has been a real adventure and one that we are all really enjoying. Perth is great, our house is lovely, summer has been a delight and our children are very happy with their new friends and schools.
  • We did feel a bit lost at first but everyone has been so helpful. For me working at Perth Clinic has given me back some of the pleasure that I used to get at work. There seem much fewer hassles and you get the sense that everyone really does want to make a difference to patients.
  • It is different working in another country with different systems and ways of working. Now I have a better understanding of how things work.