Happy Midwife

Happy Life

A new generation of midwives

The Maternity Services unit in the brand new $200 million Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at Sunshine Hospital is famous for its strong culture and supportive team environment. We’re passionate about letting midwives at every stage of their career use and further hone their skills across the full spectrum of practice. It is in this environment where you will have the greatest scope to work to your full potential.

"I love the people I work with. They've become my extended family."

Western Health midwife for 27 years

Bring your career to life.

Our midwives are actively encouraged to upskill, develop their critical thinking, take leadership roles and lead care planning, with an emphasis on person-centred care. As a registered midwife (or nurse/midwife) you’ll be able to tap into your full range of skills and work wherever you’re happiest or across a variety of areas, including:

  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Maternity Assessment Centre
  • Birthing Suite
  • Postnatal Maternity Wards
  • Domiciliary (home outreach) team.
  • Home birth program

We also provide maternity services for lower risk women through the Bacchus Marsh Melton Hospital and this means there are opportunities for midwives to rotate through this smaller setting if they wish.

Joan Kirner Women’s and children’s at Sunshine Hospital


in new facilities


annual births


spacious birthing rooms


luxurious birthing pools

Your Career. Your Pathway.

Western Health is always on the lookout for international talent – and can sponsor 482 visas (Temporary Skill Shortage Visa) for candidates we feel are a good fit for the team.

We proudly support one of the most diverse communities in Melbourne, and have access to interpreter services for women and their families, while offering extensive public training and outreach programs in languages other than English. The Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at Sunshine Hospital also operates using the internationally-recognised PROMPT training protocols.

Our midwifery team is highly diverse in both background and skill set. We have many highly-trained international professionals in the team. We’re incredibly proud of our multicultural, multilingual and international workforce. You’ll fit right in and become part of our family.

Book your ticket.

Pack your bags.

We love hearing from international applicants and assist overseas hires with their move to Melbourne in every way possible.

In the past, we’ve found applicants from the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand find the transition to work and life in Australia to be the easiest, and appreciate the above-average salaries, annual tax returns and lengthy annual leave. Candidates coming from Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines and Canada also do very well in our setting.

Apply For A Position

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us via the form below and we will respond within 2 business days. Thank you for your interest.