Find a private nurse who is right for you

Get more choice and control with Mable

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What is a home care nurse?

Home care nurses are private nurses who provide care for people in their own homes. They can visit people in any living situation. For example, they see people in independent housing, retirement communities and aged care facilities.

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How does a home care nurse differ from a support worker?

The level of care they provide is different. Registered nurses can assess patient needs and complete more complex healthcare tasks, such as wound care, continence education and dispensing medications. Support workers support people who need assistance with tasks in their home or community, rather than assistance with health or medical issues.

Who do private nurses provide in-home support for?

Private nurses support people with all kinds of health needs. For example, if you require ongoing care for conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes, a home nurse can help with treatment. Nurses can also provide short-term care to help people after surgery, illness or injury. They are also hired by people who require palliative care for loved ones.

How Mable works for people receiving support

Whether you’re a person with a disability or an older Australian, you get to choose who supports you and when.


Post a job or search verified local support workers to find the best match for you.


Agree on job details and rates, then book sessions covered by insurance arranged by Mable.


Use Mable’s range of tools to help you organise your ongoing bookings and payments.

What qualifications should a private nurse have?

Nurses on Mable must have at least one year of professional nursing experience and one of the below qualifications:

  • A degree in nursing (Bachelor’s or Diploma)
  • Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration for at least 12 months as a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse

Use your funding to pay for support

Book independent support workers on Mable with your self-managed or plan-managed NDIS funding.
Use your Home Care Package to book support on Mable, and if you self-manage, you’ll get more control.

What can a private nurse do?

In-home nurses can assist with a range of healthcare needs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting health assessments
  • Medication management
  • Dementia support
  • Pain management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Wound care
  • Catheter care
  • Continence management
  • Palliative care

The Mable difference

Your support,
your way

Choose a support worker that matches your personality and needs, then decide when and where you receive support. Check support workers profiles to find their qualifications, reviews, and indicative rates.

Pay less for
your support

Our fees are lower than traditional providers, so you could get more hours of support. Mable has no set rates – discuss and agree on rates with independent support workers before support is delivered.

Know you're
always protected

Every support worker on Mable completes a strict verification process confirmed by our team. Every session booked through Mable comes with high-level insurance to ensure you and your support worker are protected.

Find support that suits
your budget

Find support
that suits
your budget

Choose a support worker and mutually agree on rates.