Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other healthcare facilities, and in the community.

Average Weekly Wage:


Employment Size:


Future Growth:

Very Strong

Skill Level:

Bachelor’s degree or Higher

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work if having either shifting workplaces (working at more than one site each day before returning home) or transporting bulky work-related medical equipment.
  • Motor vehicle travel between hospitals, clinics, and visiting patients.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending medical conferences, seminars, and training courses – includes airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals.
  • Compulsory work uniform – includes non-slip nurse’s shoes, stockings, vests and cardigans, aprons and lab coats.
  • Overtime meals – if paid a meal allowance under an Industrial Award.
  • Self-education expenses – must be related to the current job.
  • Magazines, books and journals related to health and medicine.
  • Agency commissions and agency fees.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Computers, tools and equipment – includes fob watches, iPad, laptop, stethoscope, etc.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Handbags, briefcases, and satchels.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Upfront fees, joining fees or search fees paid to a nursing agency.
  • Ordinary wristwatches.