Calling all Midwives
Are you seeking a new challenge? Would you like to expand your international experience? Then New Zealand could be the place for you.

Our maternity system is well regarded internationally for its outcomes. There are approximately 3,309 practising Midwives across New Zealand and there are around 59,000 births annually. Eighteen Districts of varying sizes are responsible for providing or funding the provision of health services both in hospitals and the community. Each year the health sector works to achieve national health targets, which means there is a continual need for skilled professionals.

If a work-life balance is important to you, New Zealand could be the perfect place to grow your career! Right now, we have opportunities for Midwives to join our teams. Whether you have recently graduated, are looking for a change or your planning to return to the workforce - your search can start here. You can find the latest vacancies listed at the bottom of this page, under 'Related Jobs'.

We encourage you to sign up for job notifications so that our team can keep you informed of the latest vacancies that match your preferences. Simply REGISTER with us now.

To work in New Zealand you will require appropriate registration with The Midwifery Council of New Zealand. Information regarding registration requirements for overseas residents is available from:

If you would like more information about training, or a career as a midwife, please visit:

Returning to Midwifery practice
If you're considering returning to Midwifery practice, please refer to:
Midwifery Council Returning-Practice

More Information

Internationally trained Midwives
If you have qualified as a midwife in any country other than New Zealand, you must satisfy the Council in three broad areas before you can be registered:

  • Registration Outside of New Zealand
  • Qualifications and Competence
  • Fitness for Registration

For more information, check out this link Becoming Registered: Internationally Qualified Midwives

Information about working and living in New Zealand
Located in the South Pacific, New Zealand may have a relatively small population (approximately 4.5 million) but we're right up there on the world stage in many areas. Whether it is sports, arts or culture we're proud of what we've achieved, and healthcare is no exception.

Living and working in New Zealand:
New Zealand's official travel site:
Purchasing property in New Zealand:
Homes for sale and rent:
Schooling in New Zealand:
New Zealand climate:

It is important that you have the correct work visa. You can access further information from Immigration New Zealand: