International recruitment

International recruitment

Moving overseas is a big step, but at St John of God Health Care, we pride ourselves on welcoming and supporting health care workers from around the world to make the move and join us in contributing to the health and wellbeing of others.



What roles are available?

We offer opportunities across a broad range of careers for those looking to join St John of God Health Care as an international recruit. We are looking for:

  • midwives
  • nurses
  • allied health professionals, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists, dietitians and psychologists
  • senior / consultant doctors, resident medical officers and registrars
  • anaesthetic technicians

Current opportunities

Western Australia - metropolitan Perth


Mt Lawley



Western Australia - regional








New South Wales


What support does St John of God Health Care offer?

We offer a supportive, safe, healthy and diverse work environment for all of our caregivers and will provide you with the support you need as you begin your career in Australia. 

We offer a comprehensive relocation assistance package for approved positions, which includes*:

  • A relocation allowance
  • First year tax support 
  • Immigration costs, such as Visa or permanent residency costs
  • Shipping costs
  • Air travel costs
  • Airport pickup costs
  • Hotel quarantine costs
  • Temporary housing
  • Destination services, such as support to find a home, school and other essentials.

*Maximum benefits and eligibility criteria applies

In addition to relocation assistance, we also offer the following benefits:

  • Guidance through the Visa process
  • Help with your application and recognising relevant experience
  • Training and development 
  • Salary packaging 
  • Flexible work options
  • Purchased leave
  • Discounted hospital / medical / health insurance services 
  • An employee assistance program

What is it like working at St John of God Health Care?

Hear from our caregivers who have already been through the process of migrating to Australia and starting work at St John of God Health Care. 

Recruitment steps

Find out what to expect when you apply for a job with us.

If you are applying for a medical-based role, such as a nursing, allied health or a doctor position, we recommend your AHPRA registration or membership with the relevant Allied Health organisation is approved before you apply.

AHPRA ensures that only health practitioners with the skills and qualifications to provide competent and ethical care are registered to practice. When you apply for registration, your application is carefully assessed against the National Board’s requirements for registration to ensure you are suitably trained and qualified and meet the requirements for registration in your profession.

For any queries regarding AHPRA registration, visit the AHPRA website.

View our current opportunities through our careers portal. You can search by area of work or employment type.

Once you have found the right position for you, you can apply for the role by creating an account (if you haven't already), and then submit your application online via our careers portal. You will be asked to confirm your personal details, complete a short questionnaire and attach your resume, cover letter and other relevant documentation.

Once applications for a position have closed, the hiring manager will review your application against the selection criteria for the position.

If you are shortlisted, we will contact you. You’ll also be notified if you have not been successful.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to attend an online interview. The interview will either be done as a live video or automated video.

We will send you an email which will include how to prepare for your interview and the format to expect.

If you are successful in progressing to the next stage of our recruitment process, we ask your permission to contact at least two of your professional referees.

At St John of God Health Care, we put our patients and clients at the centre of our care and want every caregiver to have the same commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone who walks through our doors. 

With this in mind, there may be some pre-employment documents to submit, however, we will advise you if and what documents we need. 

Once we have contacted your referees and we have received your pre-employment documents, we will get in touch to formally offer you the role. We will walk you through the process from there and discuss your relocation needs and what you need from us (i.e. assistance with flights or accommodation) to ensure you feel supported in your transition to Australia.

We will also discuss

  • a flexible start date to suit your needs
  • remuneration
  • terms of employment
  • comprehensive orientation information
  • assistance with sponsorship visa applications (if applicable)


The application process for international applicants is the same as the process for local applicants. You can view our current opportunities and submit your application online via our careers portal.

We do not offer specific roles to international applicants. You can apply for any job that takes your interest, however sponsorship visa applications can only be progressed for eligible roles. 

Please note: our careers portal is the only method of applying for a job with us. We do not take applications or expressions of interest for jobs via email or any other format.

If you are applying for a medical-based role, such as a nursing, allied health or a doctor position, we recommend your AHPRA registration or membership with the relevant Allied Health organisation is approved before you apply.

For some roles, you will need to demonstrate your evidence of ‘Right to Work’ (Australia birth certificate, citizenship certificate, passport or current visa).

We provide you with:

  • guidance through the initial Visa process and any renewals required while in Australia
  • help with your application and recognising relevant experience
  • relocation assistance, including support with flights and accommodation to help you settle in before starting work with us

You can expect the process to take anywhere between two to six weeks after the application closing date.

This takes into account the review and selection process that the hiring manager undertakes, as well as allowing time for interviews and pre-employment checks.

If you are unsuccessful, you’ll be notified within one to two weeks of the application closing date for the position.

After your employment contract is offered, the transition to Australia from overseas can vary between 3 – 9 months due to a number of factors including:

  • Availability of hotel quarantine rooms;
  • Availability of flights into Australia;
  • Federal Government requirements, including visa processing time;
  • State Government requirements, including approvals from the Chief Health Officer to enter; and
  • Personal circumstances regarding your relocation.

St John of God has hospitals in three states across Australia and are located in inner metropolitan areas all the way to regional towns. These hospitals vary by size, specialty and services.

We recommend you apply to all the hospitals you think you may be interested in to have the best chance possible. We may also retain your information to be considered for other vacancies at hospitals within in the same geography.

Our hospitals have been grouped by region in each state below. To find out more information on a specific hospital, follow the link to visit their webpage.

New South Wales - Sydney Metropolitan

New South Wales - Sydney Outer Metropolitan

Victoria - Melbourne Outer Metropolitan

Victoria - Regional

Western Australia – Perth Metropolitan

Western Australia - Regional

St John of God Health Care operates in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales. We invite international applicants to apply for any job in any location. 
Yes. If you are looking for an extended working holiday opportunity in Australia we encourage you to apply a job with us. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to and for the duration of your time in Australia.

Yes. We understand moving overseas is a big step and you may be looking for some flexibility when you begin work with us. 

We offer full-time, part-time and casual working opportunities and encourage you to apply for the option that suits you best, in accordance with any visa conditions. Additionally, we are here to support you and are happy to discuss flexible working options, where viable.

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