Nursing in Australia
At 24/7 we understand the importance of making money so that you can get to see the rest of Australia and take short trips and days off.
We understand that you are here for a good time, not a long time. With this in mind we try to ensure that work is constant when and where you need it most. Coming from England and Ireland the Directors of 24/7 know what its like to be away from "home". We are always here to offer advice and support and can be contacted any time.
Getting Started and More:
Best to join one of the big five banks. Commonwealth, Westpac, ANZ, St George or National. To open an account you must have your passport. Yuo will be issued with a cash card to withdraw money rom ATMs. (Most Pubs have ATMS!)
You need a valid Visa to obtain a TFN. You can apply in person or online at http://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/. You have 28 days to provide your TFN to your employer.
All the major communication companies -Vodaphone, Optus, Telstra, Orange and Virgin have pre pay mobile packages. Call rates in pre-pay are higher so look for deals and rates to suit your needs.
Medicare is the government-run health organisation in Australia. Under reciprocal government agreements, travellers from NZ, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Malta & UK are entitled to immediate treatment. Those eligible can apply at a Medicare office to receive a Medicare card. You need to show your passport and visa when applying. Medicare can be contacted on
13 20 11.
Sydney has something for everyone... Abseiling & Rock climbing, Boating & Jetskiing, Bushwalking & Hiking, Camping, Cycling, Diving, Ecotourism, Fishing, Four Wheel Driving, Horse/Camel Back, Hot Air Ballooning, Kayaking & Canoeing & White Water Rafting, Rollerblading, Sailing, Skiing & snowboarding, Skydiving & Hang Gliding, Surfing, Swimming, Whale Watching & Wine Tours!
Working in Sydney can be great fun. The Sydney transport system (link here) makes it easy to get around, sometimes much simpler than trying to drive there as there is no hassle trying to find a parking spot. Whatever shift you are doing its easy to get around, the Sydney transport system operates 24 hours per day 7 days a week. We will advise you on the easiest way for you to get to a shift and you can always call 131500 to speak to a transport operator directly.
The majority of hospitals throughout Sydney use a high percentage of nursing staff from agencies so if you are traveling with a friend who is also registered with us we will do our best to get you shifts together.