Each Australian State and Territory has separate
legislation covering the recognition of nursing
To practice nursing you have to be registered
with the local State or Territory nursing Board.
Before you can start working as a nurse, you need
to complete two separate processes.
The first step is Recognition of your Overseas
nursing Qualification by the Australian Nursing
The second step is Registration with the State
Recognition is the first step and common to all
Overseas Trained Nurse. Registration is applicable
only to the Overseas Trained Nurse whose
qualification has already been recognized by
Australian Nursing Council and who is going to work
in a place that is within the jurisdiction of the
Generally if you are registered with one State
Nursing Board, you can practice freely in the other
states. But, rules and regulations always change.
So, you must always contact the respective State
Nursing Board for current procedures.
Information for overseas nurses: