National Conference

The 2022 Conference will be held from

Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 September 

ACNN is pleased to announce our National Conference will be held on Gumbainggir country and our major sponsor for the conference is Destination NSW.

In 2022 ACNN (formerly the Australian Neonatal Nurses Association 'ANNA') will be celebrating 30 years. So please join us at this milestone event. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Coffs Harbour.  

After the conference, stay and play for a few days on the Coffs Coast. Visit the Solitary Islands. Do a Coastal Walk. Dive into the deep blue or walk above the clouds.

Sounds your conference/holiday leave now. 


Photographers will be taking photos throughout the conference at sessions, social events, around the exhibition area, as well as during informal gatherings.  These photographs may be used by the hosts in publications for promotional material or for other purposes.  Should you expressly wish not to have your photograph used, please contact the conference organiser, Abercrombie Management:

Sponsorship and Exhibitors

ACNN promotes and supports breastfeeding for newborns. As health professionals, neonatal nurses must provide consistent, objective advice to mothers on supplying breastmilk as the best available nutrition for their infant and also on breastmilk substitutes where these are required.

ACNN complies with the MAIF Agreement in relation to trade exhibition at ACNN events by companies marketing infant formula. ACNN accepts further sponsorship in the form of unrestricted education grants as set out in International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Minimising Commercial Influence on Education Policy.

Our full position statement is available to view here.


Please contact the conference committee at 

An annual conference for neonatal nurses has been held since 1997, starting with the Association of Neonatal Nurses of NSW (ANN) then nationally from 2002 under the name of the Australian Neonatal Nurses Association (ANNA) until the association became a College in 2006.

The annual conference of the College rotates between the states and territories of Australia.

  • 2023 - Announcing now - Adelaide, 6-9 September 

  • 2022 - Coffs Harbour, 14-16 September

  • 2021 - Virtual conference - 9 & 10 September

  • 2020 - Virtual conference day - 3 September 

  • 2019 - Visiting Scholar Tour

  • 2018 - Launceston, Tasmania

  • 2017 - Fraser Island, Queensland

  • 2016 - Melbourne, Victoria

  • 2015 - Sydney, New South Wales

  • 2014 - Adelaide, South Australia

  • 2013 - Townsville, Queensland

  • 2012 - Hunter Valley, New South Wales

  • 2011 - Hobart, Tasmania

  • 2010 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

  • 2009 - Darwin, Northern Territory

  • 2008 - Gold Coast, Queensland

  • 2007 - Melbourne, Victoria

  • 2006 - Perth, Western Australia