Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - About
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Functions of the Board

The functions of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia include:

  • registering nursing and midwifery practitioners and students
  • developing standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery profession
  • handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings
  • assessing overseas trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia, and  
  • approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has established state and territory boards to support the work of the National Board in the National Scheme. The National Board sets policy and professional standards and the state and territory boards have been delegated to make decisions about nurses, midwives and students on matters of:

  • Registration, endorsement and notation, and
  • Compliance (audit of registration standards, conditions)

The NMBA works in partnership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

For information about legislation governing our operations see AHPRA's Legislation and Publications pages.

Contact the Board

Postal address:

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001

You can also use the online enquiry form to contact the board.


Read Newsletters from the Board.

Meet the Board

Meet the individual Board members.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia sponsorship guidelines

The National Board receives requests for funding or sponsorship every now and then. It is important to establish the type of requests we might consider. Download a copy of our sponsorship guidelines (186 KB,PDF), Word version (58.0 KB,DOCX)

Page reviewed 16/11/2021