They face the prospect of two weeks lockdown in Melbourne and a further two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine in Perth.
Nurses union president Mark Olson said the only reasonable option was to have the nurses airlifted home.
“They were told if they contracted COVID-19 they would be airlifted out and that’s exactly what should happen,” he said.
“Otherwise they would be facing four weeks of quarantine.
“These are the nurses who got themselves in harm’s way, they volunteered, they knew they would have to quarantine for two weeks … but now the entire team is in quarantine and they just want to come home.”