Rural and Remote

Rural and Remote opportunities

If you’ve been thinking the time is right for the next big leap in your nursing career, HealthX has great news for you. We’re recruiting nurses for short term contracts (STCs) in a range of specialties across regional and remote Australia.

If you’ve got a minimum of two years experience and are ready to try something new and exciting in your career, we might just have the perfect position for you.

We’ve pulled together some of the questions we hear most often from our nurses to help you make your decision.

What nursing roles does HealthX currently have available in rural and remote Australia?

We have plenty of roles across a range of specialities including:

  • Emergency department
  • MPS
  • Remote Nursing
  • Primary Health
  • Theatre
  • ICU
  • Critical Care
  • Mental Health
  • Community Health
  • Aged Care
  • General Registered Nursing


HealthX proudly partners with Australia’s leading hospitals, health services and aged care providers throughout regional and remote Australia. From beautiful coast lines to exciting outback communities, you will have full control over selecting the location and role that best suits your circumstances.


The average HealthX STC contract length is 8 weeks in duration, however we have roles that vary in duration from 2 weeks to 6 months. Your HealthX consultant will work hard to find the best option to meet your needs.


In almost all cases your accommodation and travel to your contract will be booked and covered at no charge to you. This can vary on where you are coming from and the contract length. Meals are generally at your own expense. Your HealthX consultant will let you know what will be covered before you accept a role.


More frequently asked questions


Once you have registered with HealthX click here to register,  your dedicated HealthX consultant will update you on the available roles best suited to your specific needs and clinical skill-set. You’ll get full say over which roles you choose to apply for. 

If you’re successful in your application, your HealthX consultant will help you through the next steps – preparing to start your new contract.

NB: Roles are filled quickly so It is very important to ensure your compliance and competencies are valid and up to date. Not sure? Your HealthX consultant can help you with this.

How long does it take to confirm my contract?

If we have all of your valid compliance documentation, the process can be very fast. Your HealthX consultant will update you regularly to ensure you are kept up to date at every stage.

What if I need to travel interstate for a contract?

It’ll be up to you where you want to work. We welcome nurses from across Australia, New Zealand (and other approved countries) to work with us. You’ll just need the required registrations and we’ll work hard to find you a suitable role that fits your needs with location and duration.

I have a friend who is also looking for work, who should they contact?

Nurses who are interested in working with HealthX can register their details via the HealthX website or contact a HealthX consultant directly.

Remember if you are currently working with HealthX and you refer a friend, you’ll be eligible for the HealthX referral bonus of  500 points.

Why healthX?

Besides having your very own dedicated recruitment consultant, HealthX is one of Australia’s leading employers of choice. We offer great incentives including our current promotion, The HealthX Boost. Under this promotion, you’ll earn three points for every one hour worked for your first six week contract after joining HealthX, then one point for every hour after that. Reach 500 points and redeem an extra $500 with your pay!

What do I need to join healthx?

To join our team, you’ll need the following:

  • You’ll need a minimum two years’ experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Updated resume
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Two clinical/managerial referees within the last 24 months 
  • A willingness to work in regional and remote Australia. 

To give you a head start your HealthX consultant will advise you on what mandatory compliance documentation is required during the screening process.

Can I bring my partner / kids / pets along?

There may be instances where it’s possible to bring your family or partner along, but this will reduce the amount of places suitable for you. Talk to your HealthX consultant about the options available.

Unfortunately, it’s generally not possible to bring pets along due to restrictions in place at staff accommodation.

Will I need to resign from my current employer?

One of the great things about a career in nursing is the flexibility it can provide. It’s generally possible to complete a HealthX short term contract without resigning from your role if you have some leave accrued.

NB: HealthX are unable to place you in a contract within the same HHS or LHD that you are currently employed in.

How long has HealthX been around?

HealthX has built a well-earned reputation as being Australia’s nursing employer of choice over the last 12 years. We hire the world’s best nurses and place them in contracts across regional and remote Australia, supporting them every step of the way from recruitment to contract completion.

If you’re interested in learning more about the options we have available in short-term contract placements across Australia, please get in touch with our friendly team today.


…”I’ve found HealthX kind, caring, reliable and professional. I appreciate the quick responses to questions…”

“HealthX offer the most amazing contracts where you have the opportunity to learn, and advance your nursing skills in encouraging, safe and supportive environments. An all-round fantastic agency with such genuine people. I would highly recommend HealthX to anyone considering agency work.”

“The opportunity to go to new locations around Australia and learn new skills while working within your scope of practice.”

“The flexibility to work when I am available, to see parts of Australia I have not seen and meeting and making wonderful friends”

“If you are a nurse looking for a professional, supportive and personable agency then HealthX is for you! It’s an adventure of a lifetime, full of new experiences and new opportunities to make lifelong friendships.”

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For more information and to start your next nursing adventure with HealthX, please contact us