Become a nurse or midwife in WA Health

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Nurses and midwives in Western Australia are highly trained professionals, receiving the highest penalty rates in the country.
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WA health is strengthening its workforce with skilled and experienced nurses and midwives.

If you’re a qualified nurse, midwife, or recent retiree from the industry – now is a great time to be part of our growing team.

We recognise the commitment of our public sector nurses and midwives who care for our community.

What benefits do I get as a nurse or midwife in WA Health?

  • Public sector nurses and midwives receive wage increases ranging from 3 per cent to 4.5 per cent, backdated to 12 October 2022, as well as a 0.5 per cent per annum increase in superannuation for two years.
  • Historic reforms are being delivered on nurse-to-patient ratios across WA public hospitals. The WA Government is committed to reaching an agreement with the nursing and midwifery union on a new industrial agreement, which negotiations remain ongoing.

The pay rise for nurses and midwives will form part of the final industrial agreement, in line with the State Wages Policy.

This delivers a substantial wage increase and has been accepted by three-quarters of public sector employees.

More details on the offer to public sector nurses and midwives can be read in the documents below this article.

We would like to thank all our nurses and midwives for everything they do for our community.

Are you ready to find your next opportunity?

You can work in state-of-the-art hospitals, be part of a talented team of health professionals, and make a difference in our community. Learn more about nursing and midwifery careers with WA Health and apply for a job today.

There are also opportunities in the mental health workforce with WA significantly expanding mental health services. Find out more about the types of roles and search for jobs by visiting the WA Health website.

WA Industrial Relations Commission Orders