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Midwifery with an Enviable Lifestyle

Recruitment incentives of $10,000 and an annual $10,000 retention allowance paid fortnightly ($384.61) for acute Midwifery positions in Dubbo, Parkes and Bathurst.

Six months accommodation support capped at $500/week in Dubbo only.

Recruitment incentives of $5,000 and an annual $5,000 retention allowance paid fortnightly ($192.30) for acute Midwifery positions in Orange.

Midwifery Incentives

Midwifery in Western NSW

Every day in our District, 10 babies are born.

We offer midwives a broad range of opportunities from a level 4 multi-model maternity service to smaller sites where you really get to experience the journey with your clients.  Experience antenatal care, shared care, midwifery group practice, Aboriginal maternal infant health service, community midwifery and outreach. Several facilities can manage complex pregnancies – so you will experience and manage a broad range of pregnancy presentations.

Due to the depth of our maternity services, our LHD is a fantastic place to grow your midwifery career, with many opportunities not available in metropolitan areas.  Wherever you choose to work within our LHD, you will be very well connected within the maternity service as a whole, with support from our Clinical Midwife Specialists, Clinical Midwife Educators, Clinical Midwife Consultants as well as your colleagues.

The majority of our facilities are less than 10 years old, so you can practice using the most up to date methods supported by modern equipment.

Our midwife team has low turnover, are young(ish!), vibrant and supportive of each other. Continuing education and possible exchange with tertiary facilities, with a focus on tertiary evidence based education is all part of the offer.  This training and exposure to such a wide range of presentations will broaden your scope much faster than staying in the city.

Add this to the lifestyle and economic benefits of regional and rural living, you’ve got a great opportunity to live your best life!

MidS​​tart – Transition to Midwifery​

The MidStart Program provides a career pathway for registered nurses to become registered midwives.  This pathway involves employment as a student midwife while studying a postgraduate midwifery diploma at university. Dependent on the role delineation and capacity of the midwifery service, student midwives will have the opportunity to work across all areas of midwifery practice and may include:

  • Antenatal clinics
  • High risk antenatal clinics
  • Birth suite
  • Postnatal ward
  • Postnatal clinics
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Outreach / group practice
  • Special Care Nursery

WNSWLHD - Midstart Program

Applications for  MidStart open late May and close early June.  For more information and to apply go to the NSW Health Midstart recruitment page.  In our district your contact is Alison Loudon, District Manager Maternity & Children’s Strategies  email  (02) 6841 2375  0447 088 239


We have eight facilities offering midwifery services, with six providing birthing services.

To see what is offered at each location, please refer to the table below:

Maternity Service Dubbo Bathurst Orange Parkes Cowra Mudgee Bourke Coonamble
First Visit Program
Antenatal Care
GP Shared Care
Midwifery Group Practice
Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health
High Risk Obstetrics
Day Assessment Unit
Visiting Foetal Maternal Specialist
Visiting or GP Obstetrics
Community Midwifery
Childbirth Education
Lactation consultant


View the facility and meet the team

If you are thinking about joining us but would like to view the facilities, meet the team and get to know the town before applying or accepting your role, we very much welcome you to come out and meet us and we can show you around.  To start the process please send a message to our Candidate Experience team who will co-ordinate for you.  To get in touch please click here.

Watch our video

This video is designed for our outreach patients, but provides a look around the facilities at Dubbo Maternity  (opens in Facebook)

WNSWLHD Gradstart

Two of our nurses based in Dubbo talk about the WNSLWHD Gradstart program.

Coming Soon!

We're currently talking to our staff about their stories working with us. Stay tuned!