Starting your career
To work in Queensland you must be registered with the relevant Australian national board for your profession or be eligible for membership with your professional association.
Rural and remote opportunities
Have a passion for improving people’s lives? A health career in regional, rural and remote Queensland will give you a career with purpose, plus excellent benefits and allowances.
Rural and remote relief program
We have opportunities for allied health professionals to work in short term relief roles in our rural and remote areas.
Interested in a career in allied health
Not sure if a health career is for you? Why not start with a Cert III and get some hands on experience as an allied health assistant. Or dive right in to a Cert IV and choose a specialty area in allied health or work as an optical dispenser.
Hear from our team
Cairns is a wonderful place to live. The work-life balance is great, so you have time to enjoy the great outdoors. From a career point of view, you get to see a variety of different patient presentations and you often must think outside the box. Clinicians who work in rural settings bring with them unique problem-solving skills.
Allied Health Interprofessional Clinical Educator
Working rurally, I’ve been provided so many amazing opportunities in my career. I love the flexible and supportive team environment, minimal commute time, a rewarding clinical environment, and many and varied opportunities such as post-graduate training, fellowships and projects. I also love the relaxed vibe and interconnections in our rural towns.
Senior Cardiac Scientist
Mount Isa Hospital
The opportunity for your career working in a rural town is not something you get many chances at in bigger cities. I was placed on the rural generalist pathway with the support of Queensland Health and this opportunity to broaden my skills would almost be out of reach otherwise.
Last updated: November 2023