NAHRLS Celebrates First Month of Official Operations

The Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS) celebrates our first month of official operations this week. Since launching on 1 July, the NAHRLS has received increased support from health professionals and health services around rural and remote Australia looking for an easy and cost effective way to manage their professional development locum back-fill requirements.

In the past month the NAHRLS has successfully deployed locums in a variety of rural and remote settings across Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory. Our NAHRLS locums, including an Optometrist, Physiotherapist and a number of Remote Area Nurses, have been commended by the requesting health services for their professionalism and commitment during their placements. 

The NAHRLS locums are back-filling positions while the hard working permanent staff in rural and remote areas take leave for essential Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities and training. Our NAHRLS locums enjoy the flexibility of short term placements with the bonus of receiving great incentives for their time.

The NAHRLS supports rural and remote nurses, midwives and eligible allied health professionals to take leave for CPD activities and training by providing their employers with access to locums to back-fill positions. The NAHRLS applies NO agency fees or charges, and arranges and pays for all the locum’s travel, accommodation and incentives for up to 14 days per request.

Information for health service/organisations and locums can be downloaded from our website at