Branches and Special Interest Groups

ACNN currently has 4 branches - ACT, NSW, QLD & SA; and 8 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Branches and SIGs are sub-committees, goverened by the National Executive and the ACNN Constitution.

The purpose of a branch is to undertake activities for members within their State/Territory. Each of the SIGs have specific purposes around an area of interest.

Branch and SIG Membership

ACNN members who reside in a state/territory with a branch automatically receive branch membership. 

On the application form to become a member of ACNN, or when you renew your membership, you can nominate which of the 8 SIGs you would like to receive specific information from as a SIG member. At any time throughout the year, you can join a SIG by emailing the Executive Support Officer (ESO) at 

Current SIGs

  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Low Resource Countries
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
  • NeoSkin
  • Neurodevelopmental Care (NDC)
  • Nutrition and Feeding 
  • Research

What you can do as a branch or SIG member...

  • Let us know any achievements, awards, recognitions, graduations, QI projects, research, publications so we can celebrate our talents and improve collaboration. 
  • Promote ACNN membership to colleagues and new nurses entering neonatal nursing.
  • Communicate your ideas and issues to committees to facilitate innovation and support for all members.
  • Come along to meetings, volunteer on committees – be a part of this great community.

Forming a Branch or SIG
A group of ACNN members can apply to form a branch or SIG.  The purpose  Branches abide by the  Please see the individual branch page for contact details and activities.  For enquires on establishing a branch please contact the secretary.

Updated 30 March 2023