About us

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union (QNMU) is the industrial and professional organisation for nurses and midwives working in public and private health and aged care in Queensland.

The QNMU seeks to promote and defend the industrial, professional, social, political and democratic interests of over 62,000 members.

Members include:

  • Registered nurses
  • Midwives
  • Enrolled nurses
  • Assistants in nursing (however titled)
  • Students
  • Anyone who undertakes nursing work

There is no other organisation in Queensland which provides comprehensive representation for nurses and midwives as both employees and professionals.

The QNMU is a state-registered union and a branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), which has branches in each state and territory, which means the Union is also active in promoting the interests of nurses and midwives on a national and international level. Membership of the QNMU also provides for full membership of the ANMF.

Members have the opportunity to be actively involved in the QNMU and decide our priorities through the Union’s democratic structure. Ultimately, it’s these priorities and policies which help influence and shape the practice of nursing and midwifery in Queensland. Nurses and midwives, through the QNMU, have a long and proud history of working together to achieve improvements to working conditions, to the profession and, through the broader union movement, to the lives of all Australians.

Nurses and midwives continue to work together and pool their combined resources and knowledge to protect and further the common interests of all members.

Our organisation >>

The QNMU is an independent organisation run by nurses and midwives for nurses and midwives. Find out more about our leadership team, council, local branches across the state, strategic plan and more. 

Our values >>

The QNMU unites members to work together to achieve security and fairness in the workplace and fairness, equality and opportunity in the community. Find out more about the values that guide us. 

Our connections >> 

The QNMU is proud to work alongside and within a number of organisations that share our union, nursing and midwifery, or social values. 

Contact us >>

Find our offices across the state and key contact information. 

Our rules >>

The QNMU's rules are not only contemporary and easy to use, but also designed to anticipate some of the issues our professions may confront in coming years.

QNMU jobs >>

QNMU staff are employed in a range of different areas. View job opportunities at the QNMU.