New South Wales Branch

The NSW Branch is committed to the ACNN objectives of advancing the speciality of neonatal nursing and positively influencing care for neonates and their families.

The Branch provides a forum for discussion and debate about how neonatal nurses can work together to achieve optimal care for neonates and their families. Its role is to provide support for professional development, education and research opportunities, provide leadership in clinical care and contribute to health care policy within NSW.

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Member locations 

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Current Committee  

  • Chair: Justine Parsons
  • Secretary: Krischelle York 
  • Treasurer liaison: Karen Walker
  • Ordinary Members: Emily Macnaught, Megan Young, Jennifer Middleton, Penny Janes, Maddie Burns, Suza Trajkovski, Leeanne Whybrow, Trish Brant, Jane Wardle
  • Executive liaison: Shelley Reid

Photo: Karen Walker, Justine Parsons & Kris York

Branch Committee Meetings

The committee meets by teleconference with one face to face meeting for annual activity planning. Frequency of meetings is usually every 2 months but is determined by the planning work required throughout the year.

Terms of reference and annual report

Terms of reference, report on past activity and plans for the coming year are submitted to the National Executive for every calendar year. The current version for 2020-2021 is located in the Members only area.


Seminars are held throughout the year, in both metropolitan and country locations. Country seminars are usually held on a Saturday in June. In 2023 a special seminar is being held in Broken Hill, hosted by the NSW Branch, the Education SIG, and the SA Branch.

Details are posted on the EVENTS tab.
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Previous Country Locations

2023 - Broken Hill (October 12 & 13) in collaboration with SA branch, Education SIG and Nutrition & Feeding SIG
2022 - not held due to Annual Conference in Coffs Harbour
2021 - not held due to Covid-19 restrictions
2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 - Albury (in collaboration with Vic branch)
2018 - Wagga Wagga
2017 - Bathurst
2016 - Coffs Harbour
2015 - Albury
2014 - Tamworth
2013 - Broken Hill
2012 - Dubbo

National Newsletter

The national newsletter is produced 4 times a year in March, June, September and December. Highlights of activities, members’ achievements and planned events are included in this publication, emailed to all members. All members are encouraged to contribute to the newsletter either directly to or via the branch.

Updated 29 September 2023