Nursing and midwifery careers

Every day, nurses and midwives working with ACT Health make a difference to peoples' lives.

With excellence in practice and well equipped facilities, a career in nursing or midwifery with ACT Health means a change for the better.

We welcome applications from eligible Enrolled and Registered nurses & midwives who are passionate about providing safe, quality patient-centred care and are motivated by our values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

Current career opportunities

We advertise all current vacancies on the employment section of our website.

Expand your career with ACT Health

At ACT Health we offer many career opportunities for nurses and midwives looking for challenging work in a professional and quality health care environment.

If you dream of space, a cosmopolitan lifestyle, fresh air and flowing traffic, then Canberra is the city for you. When you work with us you are part of a professional and caring community. More reasons to consider a career with ACT Health include:

  • Highly competitive rates of pay
  • Excellent working conditions, including family friendly roles, flexible shifts, short and long term contracts and permanent positions
  • Canberra Hospital is a tertiary teaching hospital
  • Diversity of clinical areas
  • Transition to practice programs
  • Clinical development and professional development opportunities
  • Partnerships with local universities
  • Expanding nurse and midwifery led research.
  • Brand new facilities, including the University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research

University and Higher Education Opportunities

If you haven’t yet started your career in nursing or midwifery, there are a number of courses on offer through the ACT university and higher education sector.

For details of ACT-based education and training programs, please use the course guides from the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), University of Canberra and The Australian Catholic University.

Programs and Scholarships

The Graduate Midwife Program is open to eligible midwives who enjoy working in a team environment. This is run through the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

Our Transition to practice (TTPP) graduate program aims to give new graduate enrolled and registered nurses an opportunity to combine their knowledge and skills and develop clinical competence. Graduate intakes vary each year and depend on ACT Health needs. For more information, please contact the Transition to Practice Program Coordinator on 02 6244 2258 or at

Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

The ACT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards celebrate the contribution made by nurses and midwives across our region. The Awards recognise outstanding professional accomplishments made within the ACT’s public and private hospitals and community and primary health care sectors.

You can access information on this year and previous years’ winners at the Media Centre