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Australian College of Nursing

ACN is a key national professional nursing organisation open to nurses in all settings and at every stage of their careers. They are also an authorised higher education provider and registered training organisation and the Australian member of the International Council of Nurses.

Street address: 1 Napier Close Deakin ACT 2600

Postal address: PO Box 219 Deakin West ACT 2600
Free Call within Australia: 1800 061 660
Fax: (02) 6282 3565

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation is the industrial union for registered nurses, enrolled nurses, midwives, and assistants in nursing doing nursing work in every state and territory throughout Australia.

Canberra Federal Office
Unit 3, 28 Eyre Street
Kingston ACT 2604 Australia
Tel: +61 2 6232 6533
Fax: +61 2 6232 6610

Website:  Australian Nursing Federation

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

The functions of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia include:

  • registering nursing and midwifery practitioners and students
  • developing standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery profession
  • handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings
  • assessing overseas trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia
  • approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.

For internationally qualified nurses and midwives there is a Framework for assessment for registration. Click Here for more information.

Website: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia