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Established in 1924, the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (AMNF) is the only organisation in Australia representing the industrial and professional interests of nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing.

The ANMF has over 259,000 members working across Australia in cities, rural, regional and remote locations and in every area of health, health prevention and aged care. There is a total of 364,632 nurses and midwives in Australia registered to practice who contribute directly to all areas of Australia's health and aged care.

All Australians must have access to safe, quality health and aged care. To achieve this, it is important that Australia continues to have a robust, well-educated and highly experienced nursing and midwifery workforce. Ensuring that every nurse, midwife and assistant in nursing receives pay and conditions reflective of their extensive level of skill and education is a priority for the ANMF

The ANMF campaigns to raise political awareness, and political action if necessary, among its members and the community in the pursuit of improved public policy on health, aged care, education, employment, industrial relations and all areas of social justice.

Australia's health and aged care systems and its nursing and midwifery workforce face many challenges. The ANMF is working with nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing, governments, community and consumer groups, health and aged care providers and other health care professionals to progress solutions and build a sustainable health workforce for the future good health of Australia.

The ANMF Federal Office

The ANMF Federal Office has locations in Melbourne and Canberra. The Federal Office develops policy and represents ANMF members at a national level in the areas of health, aged care, education, the nursing and midwifery workforce, industrial relations and social justice.

Annie Butler, Federal Secretary of the ANMF and Lori-Anne Sharp, Assistant Federal Secretary, co-ordinate the national activities of the Federation. Branch Secretaries manage the activities of the state and territory branches of the ANMF.

The governing bodies of the Union are the Federal Council and Federal Executive. National committees cover industrial and professional issues, occupational health and safety and aged care.

The ANMF Federal Office publishes two nursing journals:

* The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal (ANMJ) published monthly consists of clinical articles, a monthly feature and the latest union, nursing and midwifery news -

* The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing (AJAN), published quarterly, is a peer reviewed research journal, available at

(27) NHWDS 2016 Fact sheet -


ANMF membership is the most effective way for nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing to ensure that fair working conditions and rates of pay are negotiated for the entire nursing and midwifery workforce. Fair wages and working conditions help to retain nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing in the workforce, thereby improving Australia's health and aged care system. The ANMF provides a range of services to members through its state and territory branches.

Services include:

* information about wages and conditions of employment

* industrial representation

* professional indemnity insurance

* legal representation

* negotiation of awards and agreements

* resolution of workplace disputes

* information and representation on workplace issues such as occupational health and safety

* education services

* library services

Members can become actively involved in ANMF campaigns and activities through their Branch, the ANMF state and federal websites, and the ANMF publications.

Joining the ANMF

Nurses, midwives and AINs join the ANMF branch in the state or territory where they work:

ANMF Australian Capital Territory Branch

NSW Nurses' and Midwives Association (ANMF NSW Branch)

ANMF Northern Territory Branch

Queensland Nurses' and Midwives Union (ANMF QLD Branch)

ANMF South Australian Branch

ANMF Tasmanian Branch

ANMF Victorian Branch

ANMF Western Australian Branch

The ANMF's international work

The ANMF represents nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing internationally through membership ofother national and international nursing organisations and professional associations. The ANMF is a member of the Commonwealth Nurses Federation, the South Pacific Nurses Forum and the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

The ANMF is affiliated to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), International Centre for Trade Union Rights and Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA (Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad) which is the overseas aid agency of the trade union movement. Further information about the ANMF is available at:


RCNA  Royal College of Nursing Australia:
NMBA  Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia:
ANMC  Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council:
CNF   Commonwealth Nurses Federation:
ICN   International Council of Nurses:
GNU   Global Nurses United: via


ACTU  Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU):
FWC   Fair Work Commission:
FWO   Fair Work Ombudsman:


ILO     International Labour Organisations: http:/
ITUC    International Trade Union Confederation:
PSI     Public Services International:
APHEDA  Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad:
SPNF    South Pacific Nurses Forum:


AIHW   Australian Institute of Health and Welfare:
ABS    Australian Bureau of Statistics:
AHPRA  Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency:



Head Office:

Unit 3, 28 Eyre Street, Kingston ACT 2604

PO Box 4239, Kingston ACT 2604
Phone:    +61 2 6232 6533
Fax:      +61 2 6232 6610

Industrial Services and Journals:

Level 1, 365 Queen Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Phone:  +61 3 9602 8500
Fax:    +61 3 9602 8567
Email: (Industrial Services) (Journals) (General Enquiries)

Publications Unit:
Phone:  +61 3 9602 8512
Fax:    +61 3 9602 8567


Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation   Australian Nursing &
                                            Midwifery Federation
(ACT) Branch                                (NSW) Branch
BRANCH SECRETARY Matthew Daniel             BRANCH SECRETARY Brett
Office address                              Office address
Unit 2, 53 Dundas Street, Phillip ACT 2606  50 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo
                                            NSW 2017
Phone (02) 6282 9455                        Phone 1300 367 962
Fax (02) 6282 8447                          Fax (02) 9662 1414
Email                Email
NORTHERN TERRITORY                          QUEENSLAND
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation   Australian Nursing &
                                            Midwifery Federation
(NT) Branch                                 (QLD) Branch
BRANCH SECRETARY Yvonne Falckh              BRANCH SECRETARY Beth Mohle
Office address                              Office address
16 Caryota Court                            106 Victoria Street
Coconut Grove NT 0810                       West End 4101
Phone (08) 8920 0700                        Phone (07) 3840 1444
Fax (08) 8985 5930                          Fax (07) 3844 9387
Email                    Email
SOUTH AUSTRALIA                             TASMANIA
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation   Australian Nursing &
                                            Midwifery Federation
(SA) Branch                                 (TAS) Branch
BRANCH SECRETARY Elizabeth Dabars           BRANCH SECRETARY Emily
Office address                              Office address
191 Torrens Road, Ridleyton 5008            182 Macquarie Street, Hobart
Phone (08) 8334 1900                        Phone (03) 6223 6777
Fax (08) 8334 1901                          Information 1800 001 241
                                            (toll free)
Email                 Fax (03) 6224 0229
VICTORIA                                    WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation   Australian Nursing &
                                            Midwifery Federation
(VIC) Branch                                (WA) Branch
BRANCH SECRETARY Lisa Fitzpatrick           BRANCH SECRETARY Mark Olson
Office address                              Office address
535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000        260 Pier Street, Perth 6000
Phone (03) 9275 9333                        Phone (08) 6218 9444
Information 1800 133 353 (toll free)        Information 1800 199 145
                                            (toll free)
Fax (03) 9275 9344                          Fax (08) 9218 9455
Email                Email
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Title Annotation:Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Publication:Nurses' Paycheck
Article Type:Organization overview
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Jun 1, 2018

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