Membership

Membership is available for nurses and midwives working full-time, part-time and casually. Membership fees are set according to classification and hours worked.

Why should you join the QNMU? See all of our membership benefits here:

Membership Benefits

Membership Fees

Professional Indemnity Insurance

How to get help

Resigning

Membership types

Multiple state membership

Change of circumstances

Special Offers for QNMU Members

 

Already a member?

What is your membership type?

Full-time RN/ RM/ EN/ AIN

Members (also referred to as ordinary or paid membership) working in excess of 24 hours per week (or 48 hours per fortnight) are full members. This applies to registered nurses/ midwives, enrolled nurses and anyone undertaking nursing work (including AINs carers and PCW).

Part time workers

Part-time fee members work up to and including 24 hours per week/ 48 hours per fortnight. This applies to registered nurses/ midwives, enrolled nurses and assistants in nursing (however titled).

Casual workers

Your membership type is dependent on your title and the hours you work per week.

Student Nurse

Membership is available to students who are studying nursing at either university or TAFE. Student members receive a significantly discounted rate and receive our quarterly member magazine, InScope, as well as enjoy access to our comprehensive library services.

Student members undertaking a clinical placement are also covered by the QNMU’s professional indemnity insurance policy.

Note: Student fee is for full-time students only who are not engaged in nursing or midwifery work. If you are working as an AIN, Personal Care Worker, Care Assistant, EN or midwife while studying you need to take out full or part-time membership. This will guarantee both industrial protection and legal coverage at work. .

Nurses and Midwives covered industrially by another union

Membership is available to nurses and midwives who are covered industrially by other unions. For example, a nurse working as an academic at a university would be covered industrially by the National Tertiary Education Union, but may wish to retain membership of the QNMU for professional reasons and for keeping up to date with the latest developments in nursing. This form of membership attracts a discounted fee and proof of membership of the appropriate industrial union is required.

Inactive members (Parental leave, Retired, taking a break from nursing)

‘Inactive’ members pay substantially reduced membership fees.

An inactive membership allows you to maintain your QNMU membership, keep on top of your CPD (a requirement of AHPRA registration), keep up-to-date with nursing and midwifery issues and most importantly, and obtain advice when you decide to return to the workforce. You will still have access to QNMU's LegalPlus for discounted non-work related legal services and Union Shopper for discount buying.

Note: Upgrade your membership if you return to nursing or midwifery so you’re covered under the professional indemnity insurance policy.

Financial vs Unfinancial Members

Members must remain financial in order to access QNMU services and support. As per our QNMU Rules “A member owing any monies to the QNMU for a period of 60 days after those monies become due is unfinancial and is not entitled to exercise any of the privileges of membership."

Please notify the QNMU if you change your phone number, email address, home address or workplace. Update your details by clicking on the "My profile” and edit details. We recommend using your personal email address, not workplace or student email address.

 

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Working across multiple states or border districts

If you are working in more than one state or territory, it is advised to take out membership with the ANMF Branch in the state or territory where you are employed for the majority of the time (primary state).

Members who will be engaging in contracts in another state for more than 12 weeks should transfer your membership to the state you are working in. 
QNMU members who intend to work in another state must notify the QNMU in writing by sending an email to our Membership Team at [email protected] or contact Member Connect

Members should note:

  • Voting rights are retained in the primary state only
  • Industrial or professional services or advice provided by the secondary state would be done in consultation with the primary state or branch where relevant.
  • Should any extraordinary costs occur (e.g. legal expenses), these would be shared between the relevant branches or as otherwise arranged between them.
  • Members requiring assistance should, in the first instance, contact the ANMF branch in the State or Territory where the issue or problem arises.

Nurses and midwives covered by other unions 
Membership is available to nurses and midwives who are covered industrially by other unions. For example, a nurse working as an academic at a university would be covered industrially by the National Tertiary Education Union, but may wish to retain membership of the QNMU for professional reasons and for keeping up to date with the latest developments in nursing. This form of membership attracts a discounted fee and proof of membership of the appropriate industrial union is required.

 

Change of circumstances:

Changing your hours:

Part-time fees, applying to members working up to and including 24 hours a week. Full-time fees apply to members working more than 24 hours a week.

Student membership fees must be changed when a student commences work in nursing or midwifery (including AIN work, Personal Care Worker or Care Assistant).

If you’ve changed your position (such as moving from an Assistant in Nursing to an Enrolled Nurse or an Enrolled Nurse to a Registered Nurse) your membership fees may also change.

If you are unsure what fees you should be paying, contact the QNMU membership section. Payment of the incorrect fee may affect your professional indemnity insurance coverage.

Relocating to another state

The QNMU is a state branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) along with every other state in Australia.

Don’t take risks with your union membership – transfer to the appropriate nursing union state branch for total union cover. If you are a financial member of the QNMU or any other state branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.

Transfer your membership simply by call Member Connect on 07 3099 3210.

Resigning

Contact QNMU first to ensure that you don’t jeopardise your professional indemnity coverage or any claim you may have against your employer.

If you are resigning from the QNMU please note that it is a requirement that all resignations are in writing and that you are liable for all fees due in accordance with the relevant legislation. Your membership does not lapse because fees are not paid.

To read our rules about resignation, click here