Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association

APNA is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care including general practice. With more than 3500 members, APNA provides primary health care nurses with a voice, access to quality continuing professional development, educational resources, support and networking opportunities. APNA continually strives to increase awareness of the role of the primary health care nurses, and to be dynamic and vibrant organisation for its members.

Primary health care is wide ranging and covers many specialist areas including general practice, Aboriginal health, aged care, occupational health and safety, telephone triage, palliative care, sexual health, drug and alcohol issues, women's health, men's health, infection control, chronic disease management, cardiovascular care, immunisation, cancer, asthma, COPD, mental health, maternal and child health, health promotion, care plans, population health, diabetes, wound management and much more.



Ken Griffin, Chief Executive Officer

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association
Level 2, 159 Dorcas Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Tel: 1300 303 184

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The Australasian Neuroscience Nurses’ Association (ANNA)

Mission: The Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association (ANNA), as the peak body for neuroscience nurses, facilitates and fosters the  advancement of neuroscience nursing thus enabling optimal patient centred care. ANNA achieves this through the provision of opportunities to network, access to resources, promotion and support of the neuroscience specialty.

Objectives: To support the ongoing development of the Neuroscience Nursing specialty to enable optimal health care delivery and outcomes for patients and their families. To ensure systems and processes are utilised to ensure compliance with all relevant legal, professional and business regulations. To implement and maintain accountable member centred services that support the functions of the Association and maintain financial responsibility and sustainability of the Association. To enhance and maintain services and activities that promote networking of members and the broader health care systems.

The Australasian Neuroscience Nurses' Association (ANNA) was established in 1974.  The ANNA has over 300 members based in Australia, Asia and Saudi Arabia.


Dianne Lear, President

Australasian Neuroscience Nurses' Association

PO Box 193,
Surrey Hills VIC 3127 

Phone: 03 9895 4461
03 9898 0249

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Website: www.anna.asn.au



OHNNG is a national organisation that provides educational opportunities, collaboration and a resource for all nurses & allied health professionals working in the specialty of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck surgery. Membership is opened to all health professionals with an interest in Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck patient care.

Mission Statement: It is the mission of OHNNG to promote excellence in Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Nursing (ORL H&N) & Patient care. It strives to achieve this by acting as a resource and link to all ORL H&N nurses irrespective of their geographical location or area of practice.

OHNNG facilitates the development and dissemination of research and resources in collaboration with all medical and allied health staff, which contributes to the advances in Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Nursing.

Membership also provides scholarships and discounts on registration to educational sessions, annual conferences, surgical scientific meetings and seminars, both locally, nationally and internationally.

We have active chapters in all states & territories with our membership reaching New Zealand, USA & UK. OHNNG is also affiliated with the American ORL H&N group “SOHN”. Each year the state coordinators are responsible for running several clinical meetings, information sessions, study days and ENT focused events. OHNNG holds a National Conference, which runs for three to four days concurrently with the surgical scientific, meeting ASOHNS (Australian Society Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeons) annually around Australia. This is usually held in March or April each year.

OHNNG currently has over 350 financial members based in all states and territories of Australia and New Zealand.



Cheryl Kelly - President
Mobile: 0416 142 839
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Website: www.ohnng.com.au



The AWHNA Inc was formed in 1988 as a not for profit organization to provide national professional leadership and support for Women’s Health Nurses. Our Association has a broad based membership and is Affiliated with the College of Nursing. Womens Health Nurses work primarily in Community Health, mostly in Rural and Remote Areas and have adopted a Primary Health Care model of care approach.

The AWHNA Inc provides support from peers, monitors standards, manages changes, conducts an Annual Professional Update, has bi-monthly meetings, has produced a Poster and through its Editorial team produces a Newsletter the Especulator for all members. The Association has also produced Clinical Practice Guidelines, a Professional Portfolio for CPD hours and has recently completed a Training module to be used in succession planning and as an Annual Appraisal for all Women’s Health Nurses called the Advanced Practice Standards, Endorsed by the RCNA.

The AWHNA has approximately 65-70 financial members and 10 associate members.




Anne Smart, President
Jennifer McKay, Vice President

President phone: 0416 117 784 
Vice President phone:
0448 076 439

Website: www.womenshealthnurses.asn.au











Wounds Australia, formerly the Australian Wound Management Association is a multidisciplinary, non-profit association consisting of people who are committed to developing and improving wound management for all individuals through education, research, communication and networks.

There are approximately 3000 members from the disciplines of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, industry and the sciences. The New Zealand Wound Care Society is an affiliate with Wounds Australia.

Wounds Australia believes that all people with, or who are likely to develop a wound are entitled to receive personalised care and management that is supported by current validated research.


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Website: www.woundsaustralia.com.au