QNMU is making a difference for every nurse and midwife

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union is run by nurses and midwives for nurses and midwives.
As a member, you’ve got the backing of the strongest and most experienced advocate for nurses and midwives in Queensland.

We’re your voice at the bargaining table for better wages and conditions, can help with your CPD needs, and more! Check this out...


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Professional Indemnity Insurance 

All financial members are automatically covered for up to $10 million, or $70 million in the aggregate.

Better wages and conditions

QNMU members enjoy the peace of mind that their union is registered under Queensland laws and held to the highest ethical and legal standards. As a member, you have the benefit of a democratic, accountable and regulated union, which leaves no question that the QNMU will be:

  • party to making or commencing a new Enterprise Agreement
  • recognised under the Nurses Award
  • able to represent you at work, in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and other industrial courts and tribunals in Queensland.

At a Federal level the QNMU is part of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) which is also registered and recognised under federal Fair Work laws.

Free legal support for your work life

 Members get free access to experienced lawyers for work-related matters, like wage claims, unfair dismissal and workers comp. 

Access to discounted non-work related legal advice

QNMU's LegalPlus gives members access to discounted legal advice for all non-work related matters including wills and family law. The first consultation is free.  

Hotline support

Our Member Connect team are just one phone call away if members need help or advice. All Member Connect staff are nurses or midwives with decades of combined experience.

Continuing professional development

Our one-stop CPD portal offers QNMU members a range of free resources to help meet members’ CPD requirements. This includes free access to the ANMF clinical CPD hub.  (Non-members pay $30 per topic).

Free training and education delivered in-person

Our extensive training program is offered to members right across Queensland in person ... it’s all FREE and counts towards CPD. Each year we deliver more than 25 different courses at locations all across Queensland.


Stay up to date with what’s going on in nursing and midwifery, including campaigns, health care trends and success stories. Our flagship magazine, InScope, is delivered to members every quarter. We also produce special member-only resources Health and Safety and Nurses and the Law which are distributed FREE to members.

A direct say at all levels

Members decide how the QNMU is run.  We operate from the branches up … Local Branches vote on and set the agenda at our Annual Conference and elect our leadership team (who are all AHPRA regulated nurses and midwives).

Exclusive benefits

Union Shopper, New Daily Media, ME Bank, and Union Health all exist to give members the most bang for their buck.

Membership fees are also tax deductible.

Our fee structure is fair for everyone and is based on your classification.

As a not-for-profit organisation, all membership fees are put back into working for you and achieving the best outcome for nurses and midwives in Queensland.