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Want to take the next step in your career or just looking for a change of scenery? Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned professional, there’s plenty of reasons to take your health career to South Australia.

While South Australia may be known for our festivals, wine regions and coastlines, we are also home to a world-class public health system with plenty of roles for nurses and midwives available.

  1. Support to relocate

We know moving is a big step, so we can help. Reimbursement for expenses of up to $15,000 are available for eligible items, such as one-way travel, moving household goods, and short-term accommodation for eligible roles.

  1. Affordable lifestyle

South Australia is one of the more affordable places to live and work in Australia. Homes are affordable with more than two-thirds of residents owning their homes. Adelaide continues to be one of the most cost-competitive markets for setting up business and leasing office space, and the regions are even more affordable.

  1. Plenty to explore (without the traffic)

South Australia offers a relaxed, family-friendly lifestyle where you can truly achieve work-life balance. Whether you’re based in Adelaide or a regional centre, you can work in a world-class public health care system one day and explore everything SA has to offer the next.

In Adelaide you can spend more time where you want to be, not just getting there, with commuters spending 20 minutes less in traffic per day than Melbourne and Sydney. Adelaide was designed for convenience with everything in reach – wine regions, beaches, and the Adelaide Hills are only a 20-minute drive away from the city centre.

You can also find incredible natural beauties across regional SA – from our stunning beaches to the red sand of the outback, you’ll discover caves, mountains, hiking trails, national parks, forests, rivers, and lakes.

  1. A mecca for foodies

South Australia is a Great Wine Capital of the World and is home to an all-star cast of world-famous chefs, winemakers, producers and one of the biggest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere – the Adelaide Central Market.

  1. Grow your career with workplace benefits and training

A career at SA Health includes salary packaging, so you can pay for certain items with your pre-tax salary, as well as flexible working arrangements and a large range of opportunities for movement, career development and progression.

We offer continuing professional development programs in partnership with leading education providers to give you the opportunity to learn new skills. This includes training programs to specialise in a clinical area, upskill in ICU and HDU, and support your own resilience and wellbeing.

You can even apply for a scholarship to grow your nursing or midwifery knowledge on an overseas study tour and implement your learnings in South Australia.

We provide opportunities for growth no matter what stage of your career, with leadership and management programs available to support mid and senior level nurses and midwives to develop their strategic and operational leadership skills.

  1. Become a part of the festival state

If you love to celebrate, then South Australia is the place to be. With our world-famous events and festivals showcasing our exceptional food and wine, sport, art and vibrant city life.

While we host a range of national events, including Santos Down Under and Tasting Australia, we are home to an array of uniquely South Australian events including Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, Illuminate, Cabaret Festival, Winter Reds, and Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend.

  1. Plenty of job opportunities

A career with SA Health offers diversity, challenges, and opportunities – and you can make a real difference every day. No matter what your experience or speciality, there’s a role for you.

Our Local Health Networks span across the state to provide vital services to all South Australians. There are career opportunities in metropolitan, regional and rural areas, allowing you to match your career with your lifestyle. Our workforce is supportive, team-oriented and responsive to changing community needs, and you’ll feel right at home no matter where you end up.

  1. Hotspot for innovation, research and technology

With a role at SA Health, you’ll be a part of a workforce that values innovation, research and technology.

We are home to the largest health and medical research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere, Adelaide BioMed City. The precinct includes the Southern Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) that provides complex care to around 85,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients each year, and will soon be joined by the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital. We also have tertiary hospitals in the northern and southern suburbs, with the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre providing opportunities for research and learning.

  1. Why not?

With a thriving local economy, world-class public healthcare system, job opportunities and a quality of life that is envied around the world, there has never been a better time to move to South Australia. So, why not?

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