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Free flights with HCA Travel Nurse

HCA Travel Nurse has got your travel covered. Whether it's free flights, fuel, buses, trains— we've got you sorted.

Eligible HCA Travel Nurse candidates will receive free travel to and from their minimum 6-week placements in Australia. Continue reading to see the specific terms and conditions for travel within Australia, as well as what’s on offer if you’re coming to placement from New Zealand or another international destination:


Free National Travel with Travel Nurse

For our candidates residing in Australia, HCA has your travel covered for 6+ week placements. Whether it’s flights, fuel, buses, or trains – we’ve got you sorted.

  • The ‘Free National Travel with Travel Nurse’ incentive is effective from 00:00 AEST 1st January 2023 to 23:59 AEST 31st December 2023. All mentions to the ‘dates of the incentive’ refer to these dates.
  • This incentive is available to all HCA Travel Nurse candidates with a place of residence in Australia, according to our database, and commencing their placement within the dates of the incentive.
  • The candidate must be eligible to work in Australia, hold AHPRA Registration with no restrictions and be registered with HCA to participate (if unsure about the process please contact our Travel Nurse Team. They will assist candidates in being work ready).
  • To qualify for this incentive the candidate must successfully complete a minimum placement of 6 weeks.
  • Travel refers to all en-route travel WITHIN AUSTRALIA – fuel (equivalent to Best Fare of the Day and identified in candidate agreement) OR flights (economy class only) OR public transport and applicable en–route taxis ONLY from the candidate’s closest airport to the placement location and return to the same airport. Enroute taxis and excess baggage reimbursement is capped at $80 per placement.
  • Within Australia, travel is to be booked by the consultants. In the case of a candidate needing to book their own travel and transport, this will need to be approved by their consultant before booking.
  • All travel must be in the name of the candidate.
  • The candidate must submit their travel claims to HCA within 14 days of successful placement completion.
  • Once all documentation has been received and approved by HCA, the candidate will be reimbursed for their travel within 21 days as per reimbursement guidelines in accordance with Best Fare of the Day identified in candidate agreement.
  • Healthcare Australia has no obligation to candidates who do not comply with these terms and condition
  • Travel entitlements apply to specified placement ONLY, as outlined in the candidate agreement.
    • Upon signing the candidate agreement all travel is final. After this point any changes to travel will be the candidates sole financial responsibility
      • This includes changes to travel post confirmation of itinerary. Any changes will be at the candidates cost
    • Travel must be completed within 7 days of the end date of the placement, after such time it is the candidate’s financial responsibility to arrange their travel home. HCA will not be obligated to provide any financial travel assistance after this time.
    • Candidates who do not meet the criteria of HCA travel policy will have their claim rejected.
    • Candidates who do not meet HCA’s compliance requirements will not have travel booked and may be required to pay back any travel outlaid by HCA or relevant Health Service.
    • Candidates who do not complete their placements successfully may have their claim rejected and may be required to pay back any travel outlaid by HCA or relevant Health service.
    • Candidates who utilise airline/travel/bank/rewards points for travel bookings related to placements will not be eligible for reimbursement (eg. Qantas Frequent Flyer, NZ Air Points, Flybuys points).
    • If travelling internationally please see our ‘Free International Travel with Travel Nurse’ and ‘Free Trans-Tasman Travel with Travel Nurse’ (for NZ) incentives.
    • The terms and conditions specified in this ‘Free National Travel with Travel Nurse’ incentive are in conjunction with the ‘HCA Travel Nurse Travel and Accommodation Policy’
    • Terms and conditions of this promotion may be amended by Healthcare Australia at any time.


  • For full T&Cs click HERE

Why give Travel Nurse Placements a try?

Free Flights

Travel free within Australia & subsidised international travel

Education Allowance

By working get a $500 rebate towards your education and training

Diverse opportunities

Whether you fancy coastal, outback or anything in between - explore Australia!

Dedicated Travel Nurse consultant

Receive personalised support and guidance from our expert team

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Get on board with HCA’s incredible new incentives and make the most of your time traveling and working in amazing locations (coastal, remote, rural, bush… the list goes on!).

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