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You’re a perfect fit for Australia’s capital city

You like things to be cool – the weather, the bars, the mountains and even the galleries. There are more than enough things to do to keep you entertained for months within the city itself but being so close to the ski fields is a definite advantage if you love a fun-filled weekend in the snow.


Canberra is charmingly understated. With the national universities located in the capital city, there is a reasonably young crowd out and about enriching the nightlife. Bars not your thing? Then check out the beauty of this planned city, there is so much to see and do – festivals, natural attractions, history... most of which you can get to on your bike. And if you’re a political buff, say hi to your neighbour - the prime minister!

The downside, much like most of Australia, it can get really hot in summer. The cost of living is relatively high, although it’s still cheaper than Sydney.


Canberra has a decent amount of hospitals for a city with a population of just under five hundred thousand. Here you’ll find work in all the usual specialisations and given the number of public servants and students based in the area, you’re sure to see a variety of patients during your time here. Our team can let you know more about this region and how you can get started. Our nurses tell us that it’s more relaxing working in Australia. The hours are kinder with 8 hour shifts being the norm, lower staff to patient ratios (1:4-6) and better pay.


If you choose Canberra as your first home in Australia, you’ll be able to post some of these gems to your Instagram and make your friends and family back home jealous (who knows, this might get them planning a holiday to come and visit you sooner than you think).

  • Lake Burley Griffin
  • New Parliament House
  • Questacon
  • Uber cool bars
  • The view from Black Mountain Tower
  • Snowy Mountains