Speech & Language Theraphy – Australia

Australia: full of beaches, national parks and some of the most liveable cities in the world – there is something for everyone!

SLT’s are in demand in AUSTRALIA and we have lots of opportunities available in locations throughout Australia!

Our team will help you with the registration process, advise you about the popular locations/visas, organise interviews, introduce you to others and support you with your move.

SLT Roles

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Private Practise – PAEDS

Caseload – varied paeds caseload in well established private clinics, the roles can also include home/school visits

Suggested experience level – Ideally 1-2 years+ paeds experience (disabilities rather than acute) or minimum 1 paeds rotation

Locations – positions available throughout Australia

Car requirement – having your own car is highly preferred so that you complete home/school visits, some clinics can take you on for a static role


NDIS/Disability – 0-65 years old with a disability (neuro/intellectual/physical). The role can be working across the disability spectrum/lifespan or tailored to your interests

Elderly/Senior Health – home care/residential care

Paeds and/or Adult caseloads available

Suggested experience level – 2 years+ experience

Locations – positions available throughout Australia

Car requirement – these roles often require you to buy your own car, occasionally a pool car can be provided

Steps To Working With Healthcare Abroad

Step 01


Read through our website/contact us for an information booklet to see what roles & visas you are eligible for.

Step 02


Let us know what role/visa you are interested in, we will then support you with gaining your registration, including providing free guides. We are experts with the process and are here to help!

Step 03

Submit your CV

Once you have your registration approved, send through your CV via email and book in for a call on our website.

We will get to know you so that we can find you the best fit from your chosen role/location!

Step 04

Interview with our partners

We are partnered with companies in locations all across AUS/NZ/Dubai and we will set up suitable interviews that match what you are looking for – we have lots of fantastic opportunities!

Step 05

Make plans to move

We will provide you with set up guides and introduce you to others that we have placed in the same location. We are always available to help with your questions about the move!


Employment linked visas – apply after registration approved & job secured.

Working Holiday or certain Residency visas/not linked to employment – can apply before job role is secured.

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I moved from Ireland to Melbourne in August this year and Healthcare abroad really helped me through the whole process! Also very comforting to know there were people in Melbourne that you had already made contact with – they’ll set you up to meet people so you already have a community 🙂

They make the process so much easier. Once I had my registration they had interviews organised in a week. Taking away all the work with applying for jobs. Would strongly recommend it to any UK Physio!

I couldn’t recommend Rosie and Jon enough, they were very helpful in providing all the information we needed to sort our registration and made the job hunting process a whole lot easier.

I would highly recommend Healthcare Abroad for anyone looking to make the move to Australia to work as an OT. They provided support from the beginning of my journey right through to once I was settled in Australia.

Rosie and Jon have been extremely helpful in making my dream come true! I have been so happy in Brisbane I have already looked into extending my visa! Couldn’t have done it without them!

Can’t recommend Healthcare Abroad enough! They’ve made the move from the UK to Melbourne super easy from the start. The job they found for me is a perfect fit! The team is also really friendly (meaning you can ask all the stupid questions)!

The guys at Healthcare Abroad were amazing in helping me throughout the very stressful process of moving to Australia, both during the registration process and then helping me to find a great job opportunity! Essential help for anyone considering the move overseas. Thank you!

Highly recommend healthcare abroad to any OT/physio looking to come out to Australia, they help me throughout the whole process of gaining registration and finding a job!

John and Rosie have been absolutely fantastic and helped turn my dream into reality..

If you’re looking to get qualified abroad, I would 100% recommend Healthcareabroad.

Healthcare abroad has been amazing in helping me make the move to Australia. From gaining registration and applying for a visa to securing a job role- all with constant support provided throughout.

For anybody looking to make the move abroad, I cannot recommend Healthcare abroad enough! Rosie and Jon have been absolutely incredible, going above and beyond to help me throughout this whole process!

Healthcare abroad have always been really quick to respond to all our questions, gave lots of really helpful advice and linked us up with a great job- we are very grateful as definitely couldn’t have navigated all the processes without their help! Thank you!

It’s safe to say organising my new life in Australia would have been so much harder without Healthcare abroad! Professional, honest and kind from the beginning, and have continued to help me over a year into my time here in Australia

HA were absolutely vital in moving to Aus, the amount of paperwork and organising to do would’ve been overwhelming without their advice and support.

The work they are doing is amazing. Rosie assisted me throughout the whole process of gaining registration as well as giving me loads of advice and generally being really helpful. I’d 100% recommend their service to anyone

For anybody looking to make the move abroad, I cannot recommend Healthcare abroad enough! Rosie and Jon have been absolutely incredible, going above and beyond to help me throughout this whole process!

From the beginning they were so easy to contact and so helpful. From registration to visas and interviews, the whole process was made so much less daunting and much easier with the teams guidance. I could not recommend them enough to anyone who is hoping to make the move to Australia or New Zealand!

So thankful for all the help and continued support by Rosie and the team. They walked me through the process of getting my registration, to getting a job and visa and eventually getting over to Melbourne! Couldn’t have got here without them and would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to make the move!

Rosie guided me every step of the way and made my dream achievable. Any health professional I meet I always take the opportunity to promote the company because it truly is a great service! I am so grateful to Rosie & the team at Healthcare Abroad who have helped me secure a job in the speciality I wanted & I really cannot recommend this company enough to anybody thinking of working abroad!

Healthcare abroad from the moment I approached them has been so helpful, giving me a step by step process of what visa to apply for, how to apply for an exemption and how to apply to AHPRA to practise physio.

Rosie and Jon guided me step by step from getting a visa to securing a job in Brisbane. They also provided a lot of guidance on settling in Australia and have been checking up on me every now and then, which makes the whole process a lot easier, thanks guys!

Couldn’t recommend Healthcare Abroad enough! Right from the get go, Rosie and the team were so helpful with every aspect of the process, and couldn’t have done more to help me through it all. They have great connections in Australia, and I’m glad I made the move when I did!


See General FAQs
  • Under 30/35’s – The Working Holiday/Work and Holiday Visa is a popular initial visa option for certain age groups/passport holders. This visa allows you to work for 12 months and costs AUD $635 (plus proof of AUD $5000 in savings).

    From July 2024, UK passport holders are eligible for x3 WHV without needing to complete specified/farm work

    Looking to stay long-term/bring family/not eligible for the WHV – the most popular options are the Sponsorship or Skilled visa

    Sponsorship/482 – visa linked to an employer. Sponsorship requires you to have 2 years of SLT experience and once you have your Australian SLT registration approved, we can introduce you to our partners who can offer this. The fees are: $3035 (adult) and $760 (child). This visa has a pathway to permanent residency after 2 years (conditions apply).

    Skilled Visa – If you want to gain a permanent residency visa which is not employer supported, you can look at applying for your own Skilled Visa (189/190/491).

  • WHV – We work with employers who are happy for you to start on the Working Holiday Visa, ideally with the plan to then change to a more long-term visa after e.g. Sponsorship or Skilled visa

    Sponsorship – the sponsorship visa is expensive for employers so the availability of roles/companies who can offer these visas depend on the job market at the time – currently, SLT’S are in demand in Australia and it is possible to gain this offshore

  • The main fees you need to be aware of are for your Visa (above) and transferring your SLT licence which is AUD $700 (MRA) or AUD $1400 (if you are not eligible for MRA).

    The yearly fee for certified status = AUD $557
    We would suggest you have enough money to buy a car and a minimum of AUD $5k for your first month (deposit for rental/enough money to support yourself until you are paid).

    We will secure you a full-time role for when you arrive which usually ranges from AUD $70-100k

  • It is often a requirement to be able to drive for almost all SLT roles in Australia and you will usually need to buy your own car.

    The only position that sometimes does not require you to drive, is for paeds/private practice. It is highly preferred if you can drive so that you can complete home/school visits.

  • We do not work with the hospitals in Australia as we find that they are not keen on Working Holiday Visas for full-time roles/providing visa sponsorship in popular locations.

    We do work with the hospitals across NZ though!

  • Our suggested levels are just a suggestion! If you do not have this, we are still happy to see what roles we have available for you once you have your Australian registration approved.

    If you are a junior SLT, we would highly recommend that you have your registration approved and interview in the Australian winter (May- August) as this is when the most job roles are available.

    If you require a sponsorship visa, you will need 2 years SLT experience.

    If you are looking to start work on the Working Holiday Visa/WHV, we would still recommend that you have minimum 1.5 years experience so that you are eligible to change to a sponsorship visa after this (employers like to have a long-term plan for you!)

    You will also need to think about the experience required for the registration route you are looking to go down (MRA/QA) as this can be different for the experience suggested for the job roles

  • If you are applying for a sponsorship or skilled visa, children/partners can be added to your visa/they can apply for subsequent visas based on your successful application – conditions apply.

    If you are applying for a Working Holiday Visa – these are individual visas.

  • We work with employers who can offer a relocation allowance (e.g. upfront amount which can be used for flights/accommodation) for those who are moving on a long-term visa e.g. Sponsorship/Skilled Visa.

  • Yes, we do have adult community roles available

  • Once you have read through the role/visa eligibility information (available on the website/booklets) – please let us know which role/visa you are interested in and the university you attended/graduation year, we will then send through more information about the registration process

    We will support you throughout the registration process including free guides and unlimited phone/email support, we are experts and here to help!

  • The time to gain Australian SLT registration varies depending on which registration route you are eligible for and if there are any additional tasks you need to complete e.g. courses/dysphagia training (we will send through more information once you have let us know what role/visa you are interested in)

    Once your registration has been approved, we find 3-4 months is an ideal timeframe for the next steps – securing a role/visa, handing in your notice, and getting organised to leave!

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