Be a Nurse in Australia or New Zealand

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by SaberSolstice SaberSolstice (New) New

Has 3 years experience.

Which is the best option?

Be an Australian Nurse or New Zealand Nurse?

K+MgSO4, BSN

Specializes in Surgical, quality,management. Has 12 years experience. 1,753 Posts

What do you want in a work/ life balance?

Victoria in Australia pays least but has ratios - Melbourne has a great cultural and food scene

NZ nurses are about to strike for better pay and conditions but my god that place is stunning.

NSW and QLD have similar pay but no ratios currently but much better weather than VIC.

WA is in a financial crisis due to the mining boom going bust.

NT and outback is a unique Australian opportunity.....

jennylee321

jennylee321

412 Posts

If you are making your decision based solely on money than Australia. If you are from certain countries (ie. India, Phillipines), your chances of getting registration/visa will be better in NZ.

priya0504

priya0504

11 Posts

NEW ZEALAND all the way!! Yes salary wise australia is better.. but if you need to work in an environment which is friendly and welcoming and you would prefer to give second preference to salary then NEW ZEALAND is the best bet!!

nurse2gud

nurse2gud

20 Posts

I'm at crossroads. Have OET score of B in all sections. Looking at UK, NZ and Australia.

AustravellerRN

AustravellerRN, BSN

Specializes in ER. Has 30 years experience. 2 Posts

Australia much better for pay and conditions. NZ better for autonomy

ASoliman

ASoliman, BSN

Specializes in ICU. Has 15 years experience. 5 Posts

On 10/12/2018 at 3:07 PM, nurse2gud said:

I'm at crossroads. Have OET score of B in all sections. Looking at UK, NZ and Australia.

Could you share your experience now