2024 National Conference

Destination Melbourne, Victoria

Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 September 2024

ACNN is pleased to announce our 2024 National Conference will be held on Wurundjeri Country on the banks of the Birrarung (Yarra) River in East Melbourne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday 4th and at the Pullman on the Park on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September. We acknowledge and thank our principal conference partners; the Melbourne Convention Bureau Ltd (MCB) and the Government of Victoria.   

Read about our Invited Speakers

Check out the Australian Sports Museum which is our venue for the Conference Welcome Reception. 'Expect the Unexpected' and come ready to be a spectator or compete in virtual events with your friends or rivals! Optional dress code: come in your favourite team colours/sporting wear.   

Please contact the conference committee at conference@acnn.org.au 

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:  acnn@abercrombiemanagement.com.au

Privacy Policy
Please note that in registering for this event relevant details will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates, and may be available for parties directly related to the Event including the Local Organising Committee, venues and sponsors (subject to conditions). ACNN supports the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), as amended.

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.

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.

  • 2024 - Melbourne, Victoria

  • 2023 - Adelaide, South Australia

  • 2022 - Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

  • 2021 - Virtual conference 

  • 2020 - Virtual conference 

  • 2019 - Visiting Scholar Tour + COINN, Auckland, NZ

  • 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