OUR MISSION

The mission of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is to empower nurses, midwives and carers to improve the health and well-being of all Australians.

WHAT WE DO

The ANMF is committed to ensuring the voices of nurses, midwives and carers are heard in Canberra.  Our advocacy on your behalf includes general nursing and midwifery issues, concerns regarding cuts to health and the impact on hospitals, workforce issues including early career and graduate nurses, professional and legal issues facing nurses and midwives, aged care staffing and funding concerns, education and training, occupational health and safety, and industrial issues.

The voice of nurses, midwives and carers are strongest when we work together, when we campaign together, and when we take action together.

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Help members deliver safe and best practice care wherever they work.

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Defend and advance our professions.

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Fight to improve Australia’s health and aged care systems.

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Represent over 43,000 ANMF members in aged care.

WHO WE ARE

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is Australia’s largest national union and professional nursing and midwifery organisation and is the influential and respected national voice of highly valued nurses, midwives and carers. We are a Federation of strong and active Branches in every State and Territory in Australia with over 300,000 members.

Membership

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Our Branches are there for you when you need support and representation, when you have a workplace issue, to help you with education, professional and career development, campaigning for improvements to wages and conditions or when you simply want to talk to other nurses and midwives.

JOIN US

Get in touch

For any general campaign enquiries you can contact the ANMF Federal Office, for membership or other related enquiries you can contact or your State or Territory Branch.

CONTACT US

ABOUT RATIOS IN AGED CARE

The Aged Care Royal Commission has recognised that staffing levels in aged care are too low and recommended that staff ratios should be introduced to ensure that there are sufficient nursing and other care staff present at all times in residential aged care.

However it is up to the Morrison Government to implement this reform.

The ANMF is calling on the Morrison Government to make aged care a priority and announce laws that require staff ratios in every aged care facility. Without mandated minimum staffing levels and skills mix guaranteed to meet the care needs of residents, elderly Australians and their families will continue to suffer.

The Morrison Government must urgently respond to the Royal Commission’s final report which recognises that staffing levels in aged care are too low, and that staff ratios should be introduced to ensure that there are sufficient nursing and other care staff present at all times.

HELP US INFLUENCE THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT AND MAKE STAFF RATIOS LAW