Various Awards and Agreements in thousands of workplaces, and in all health settings, determine the wages and conditions for nurses in Australia. Generally speaking, awards of Fair Work Australia provide the legal minimum for wages and working conditions.
In addition to this, nurses and midwives in the public health sector and in private hospitals are normally covered by an industrial agreement which provide additional wages and working conditions.
While there is some degree of consistency, wages and conditions can very depending on the relevant State/Territory and the specific area of nursing.
Further information may be accessed through ANMF Branch websites.
New edition of Nurses' Paycheck now available and includes updated aged care data and a new section on Private Acute Hospitals.