We're looking for Registered Nurses and Midwives

Are you a Registered Nurse who has thought about being part of the effort to close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders health outcomes?

RAHC has numerous opportunities throughout the year for Registered Nurses (RNs) to undertake short-term paid placements ranging from three weeks to three months in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT).

Before you commence your application please go through the requirements under the Registered Nurse Checklist.

RAHC placements

As a RAHC RN, you will work as part of a supportive team to deliver primary healthcare in remote, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the NT. You don’t have to give up your regular job to work with RAHC, as RAHC placements work around your other responsibilities.  Remote, emergency or Indigenous health experience are not required to work with RAHC.

RAHC training and support

RAHC provides cultural and clinical orientation prior to your first placement.  RAHC also offers free e-learning modules for all health professionals interested in learning about remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders health. These modules are also valid for CPD with the Australian College of Primary health care Nurses Association (APNA). 

On your nursing placement you will have 24/7 support from RAHC's dedicated team which includes clinical staff with remote experience. As part of the health centre team, you will also have the support of other health professionals such as GPs, RNs and Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) all working to help improve health outcomes for First Nations Australians.


To be eligible for a RAHC placement you must:

  • Already be registered to practice (unrestricted) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience as a Registered Nurse

Remote or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders health experience is welcomed but not essential.

The full credentialing criteria is available on the eligibility tab.

Get involved.

If you would like to get involved or have been thinking about applying, now is the time to start.

If you are an urban-based Registered Nurse who meets the eligibility requirements, you can already start making a difference. When you get involved, you will have the opportunity to experience something different that will expand your scope of practice. You will also have the opportunity to learn about and experience Australian’s First Nation’s culture.

You can be part of the effort to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders health outcomes in the Northern Territory. Apply now!