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Are scrubs tax deductible in Australia? | Nurse tax deductions

Are scrubs tax deductible in Australia?

As a nurse or healthcare professional you can claim the cost of your uniform that is specific to your profession. This includes items that you are required to wear that have your employer's logo permanently affixed (e.g embroidered). A compulsory uniform that identifies you as an employee of the organisation, occupation specific clothing.  

Occupation specific clothing are items that distinctly identify you as a person associated to an occupation. This type of clothing is not every day items and allows the public to easily recognise your occupation. You cannot claim the cost of uniforms that are not specific to your occupation.  

There are a number of uniform items that can be claimed as a tax deduction as they are protective or safety items or clothing. These include: 

  • Non-slip nursing shoes 
  • Safety items such as glasses, gloves, aprons and lab coats 
  • Nursing scrubs

Compulsory work uniforms are eligible for a tax deduction because it is a set of uniform that identifies you as an employee of an organisation. Your employer must made it compulsory to wear the uniform. This type of clothing is unique and has the employer's logos permanently affixed.  

For more information, please review the ATO website here. 

The ATO has also created a handy guide specifically for nurses and midwives, to download it click here. 

Conventional clothing items are not tax deductible, even if your employer requires that you wear specific items.  

Remember you can claim the cost of repairing and cleaning your work-related clothing or uniform. For laundry tax deductions under $150 no written documentation is required. However, if you are claiming dry cleaning or clothing repairs expenses then you will have to keep the receipts.  

For work related tools you can claim a tax deduction for equipment that cost less than $300 each. However, for items worth more than $300 depreciation must be calculated.  

Items to that may be eligible for a tax deduction include: 

  • Fob watches 
  • Medical tools 
  • Electronic equipment such as phones and computers 
  • Stationary items  
  • Nursing Scrubs

Additional expenses may be eligible for a tax deduction, so speak with your accountant to see if these are applicable to your situation. 

  • Registration fees 
  • Agency commission fees 
  • Subscriptions to professional journals or magazines 
  • Conferences and seminar fees 
  • Reference books/cards 
  • Tax agent fees 
  • Union or nursing association fees 
  • Overtime meals 
  • Training and self-education fees 
  • Books and diaries 

Keep track of your expenses and any purchases throughout the financial year. This blog should only be used as a guide and should not replace professional accounting and/or tax advice. Contact your local accountant and ideally find someone who has experience with registered nurses or healthcare professionals.  Buy the best nursing uniforms and scrubs from Infectious.

Tunic Uniform Options for Beauty, Laser and Spa Clinics

With so many different styles of uniforms out there for your beauty, laser or spa clinic it is hard to know which style will be the best option for yourself and your team. The tunic is a classic look that shows your clients that your clinic is professional, hygienic and experienced. 

For a stylish uniform that fits your brands aesthetic look no further than Infectious' large range of tunics. Another benefit of shopping with Infectious is our free returns policy. We know that to do your best work you need to feel your best. That is why we only supply the best uniforms in Australia and if it doesn’t fit, then return it free of charge.

Colour options:

Depending on the branding of your clinic you may want to stick to a classic black, white or grey uniform. However brands like Urbane and City Collection offer a navy and teal option as well. Giblor's offers green, burgundy, lilac and three different shades of blue. 


We offer an embroidery service to allow you to professionally brand your uniform and your entire team. You can include your company logo and customisable text to differentiate yourself from the competition. 


Many tunics offer a range of different features to assist yourself and your team to perform at their best. To check out our full range please see the collection here. These can include:

  • Pockets
  • Stretch fabric for comfort
  • No shrinkage material and fade resistant colours
  • Antibacterial fabric
  • Subtle shoulder pads and defined waist for a flattering silhouette
  • Side vents to additional air flow


At Infectious we stock many different brands of tunics.

These include:

  • Biz Care
  • Landau
  • Urbane
  • Cherokee
  • Biz Collection
  • NNT
  • Giblor
  • City Collection

If you need any help deciding which uniform is right for you and your team, do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly team at or by calling us at 1300 661 475.

Infectious Clothing believes in excellent customer service which is the reaon why our customers love us. Infectious are the scrubs experts and our customer service team will give you all the information that you need to outfit yourself or your team. As we say, "our customer service is Infectious." Our aim is for happy satisfied customers that keep coming back time and time again.

Let our customer service team and products give you the winning Infectious smile!

The Best Spa Uniforms To Wear

At Infectious Clothing Company we have the largest range of spa uniforms available to purchase online.

We understand that spa uniforms needs be polished and professional while also being comfortable and functional. Gone are the days of ill fitting, boring work wear that doesn’t flatter your figure. Our stylish range of spa uniforms are exactly what you and your team have been looking for.

Why not personalise your uniforms with our embroidery service to give it that extra professional look. We only sell the best brands that and below are our favourite beauty brands that we recommend

Dickies Xtreme Stretch

The Dickie Xtreme Stretch uniforms are made from a fabric that you have never seen before. With complete movement freedom you will no longer be constricted to do your best work. With a silky soft feel to touch and with no ironing required there are many reasons why they are one of our top sellers. 

Cherokee Infinity 

The fabric used in the Cherokee Infinity range has a unique four way stretch which has been designed with movement and flexibility in mind. The fabric is wrinkle resistant to save you valuable time. With a comfortable stretch fabric that makes it easy to wear your uniform on those long shifts. With an athletic fit designed into the uniform the ultra-comfy and ultra-fashionable option is always an industry favourite, it is the perfect combo for your beauty, spa or laser clinic.

WonderWink W123

The WonderWink W123 range is one of their most popular collections and it is obvious why. With no ironing required and a classic and elegant look this range is a clear favourite with our customers. WonderWink have taken careful consideration for small details that elevate the brand. The styling choices make sure that the scrubs are always fashionable yet comfortable. Being comfortable and stylish on the job is key to the success of your clinic. The range offers nine colours so that you can brand your team in the most stylish way possible.


The Giblor's beauty range includes water repellent fabric that continues to keep its softness and breathability. With a special treatment called SilverPlus the antibacterial protection prevents odour. The professional look and feel that this brand gives your clinic is matched by its comfort and wearability. 

Biz Collection

The unique 2 way stretch fabric allows for maximum movement while offering the comfort that all therapists deserve. The fabric fits beautifully and resists clinging. The black stays black and with no shrinkage your uniform will stay looking professional. Perfect for beauty therapists, laser clinic or day spa


For an ultra modern lab coat look no further than Medelita. The sleek athletic fit is designed for the teams who are wanting to step up their game. With a modern high lapel, tailored arms and made from premium stretch, anti wrinkle fabric. Including modern styling this brand is a favourite for those in the laser, beauty and spa industry. 


All of our stylish spa uniforms are available for purchase online or in-store at our Sunshine Coast location. The address is 19/24 Hoopers Road, Kunda Park, 4556 QLD.

We offer free returns and exchanges as we love to provide a hassle free shopping experience for all of our valued customers. We call our customer service "Intensive Care" because we truly believe in happy customers that have the very best experience at purchasing scrubs and uniforms in Australia. Let us put an Infectious smile on your face today.

Dickies Medical Scrubs are sold exclusively in Australia by Infectious Clothing Company.  Being a Dickies Authorised Reseller we are proud to bring all the latest styles and collections to the Aussie market.  No need to shop overseas when we have all your scrubs needs covered.  We carry stock of core Dickies products for fast delivery. Infectious supplies only the best quality medical wear and workwear for Nurses, Doctors, Dentists, Vets, Beauty and Laser therapists. No matter what medical profession Dickies should be your first choice for top quality medical uniforms. If you can't find something that suits you from the Infectious scrubs store, fear not as we can order any garment that you like from the entire Dickies, Code Happy and WonderWink scrubs catalogues.
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