NZ Immigration Fast Track to Residency

New Zealand, and Auckland DHB, are keen to welcome overseas health workers to become part of our society long term! In addition to the conventional pathways to come and work here NZ Immigration has introduced a Fast Track to residency process for critical workers who are already here or can arrive in NZ and apply before 31 July 2022. There has never been an easier pathway for a great life and career in New Zealand! Here is the link to the official announcement.

If you are keen to experience the NZ lifestyle and grow your nursing career with Auckland DHB then apply for one of our roles below, today! But you need to hurry if you want to take advantage of the Fast Track residency option……

Haere Mai (Welcome) Nurses

Whether you’re ready to apply for a nursing role with us today – or you’re simply seeing what’s on offer for a potential move some time in the future – you’re in the right place.

We’d love to have you here as part of our Auckland DHB nursing team, so we want to make the decision, and the process, as easy as possible for you…regardless if you’re just around the corner or currently on another continent.

You can apply right now for current jobs or simply register your interest for an initial conversation, and we’ll get back to you soon.

Our borders are open to critical health workers.

Not Currently in New Zealand?

Believe it or not, this could be the first step in what could be one of the most memorable and fulfilling journeys of your life: a move to join us in New Zealand. Move here for a quality nursing career…then be moved by the enviable quality of life we enjoy here in our little corner of the world. New Zealand is open to critical health workers from around the world and we will support you through the processes required. We can also discuss our relocation support package relative to any position you might be keen on.

The Place to Be


While we’re the first to admit our entire nation of Aotearoa is a remarkable place – we think Auckland is definitely the place to be. It’s where metropolitan sophistication meets breathtaking natural beauty. And it’s also home to our place – Te Toka Tumai: Auckland District Health Board…the ideal place to bring your passion for nursing and to take it wherever you want it to go.
We’ll support you with practical help and advice on moving to your new city.

Follow your own path

Whether that path is furthering your skills in your chosen specialty, or learning and growing as part of our nation’s leading teaching hospital. Or it could be that our values, approach and commitment to integrity and equitable healthcare are the perfect match for your professional ethos. Whatever the case, we’re committed to making working with us, work for you.

Auckland DHB is New Zealand’s leading teaching hospital, and every ward has access to educators to further your development and enhance patient outcomes. Nursing is a highly valued profession in our organisation, and this is reflected in the way we take care of our people, and our commitment to safe staffing levels.


If you’re interested, but not quite ready to apply, you can submit a general expression of interest. That way we can stay in touch to discuss wider options for your nursing career development

When you click on either a currently advertised job or express your interest for a broader career discussion or longer term move, you will see the contact details for one of our team who can assist you.

Nursing Jobs Available Right Now

Register your interest

Casual Bureau Nursing

Cardiovascular Nursing

Community & District Nursing

Critical Care/ICU/HDU/ Emergency Nursing

General Medicine Nursing

Mental Health & Addictions Nursing

Oncology/ Haematology Nursing

Operating Rooms/Theatres/ Recovery Nursing

Paediatrics/Child Health/ Starship

Resource nursing

Senior Nursing

Surgical Nursing

Women's Health Nursing

Register your interest

If you encounter technical issues with the registration form then please email