Mining Nurses

Mining Nursing offers a unique experience and fantastic incentives,  such as higher hourly rates and on call rates. You will be able to work autonomously away from hospitals while exploring remote areas of the country. Other benefits include free or subsidised travel and accommodation. Mining Nursing offers a rewarding experience for those wanting to expand their career experience.

Mining Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Live and work on mine sites or rigs.
  • Be prepared to deal with a range of medical emergencies.
  • Remain on call to the community 24/7.
  • Work independently.
  • Work as part of a small team but consult and support one another by phone.
  • Adhere to occupational safety regulations

Mining Nurse Duties:

  • Emergency Care.
  • Occupational and General Care.
  • Healthcare across a patients lifespan.
  • Adhere to workplace health and safety requirements.
  • Drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Audiometry screenings (noise standard).
  • Refer patients to nearby hospitals.
  • Wait with patients who may need to be transported by air.
  • Work in confined spaces, heights, rope rescue, underground.
  • Use a breathing apparatus.
  • Assisting injured workers into return to work planning & assessments.

Mining Nurse Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in chronic disease.
  • Experience with mental health.
  • Experience in Primary Health Care.
  • Understanding of Workplace Health and Safety.
  • Experience with Royal Flying Doctors.
  • Broad knowledge of men and women’s health.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent.
  • Broad skillset to help people of all ages.
  • Willingness to continue learning to maintain competence and enhance knowledge and skills to provide effective, relevant care.


Full AHPRA registration

Min 2 years Acute Experience

Excellent interpersonal skills

Full immunisation records

Current national police check

2 Current Referees

The right to live and work in Australia

Extensive demonstrated nursing ability working in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or the UK