The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia’s midwives are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.
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The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) undertakes functions as set by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). The NMBA regulates the practice of midwifery in Australia, and one of its key roles is to protect the public. The NMBA does this by developing standards, codes and guidelines which together establish the requirements for professional and safe practice by midwives in Australia.
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Decision-making framework for nurses and midwives
Being a midwife means something. Learn more about your Code of conduct as a midwife practising in Australia.
Find out what is required for midwives looking to get the Endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives.
I have a concern. Am I in the right place?
What happens when someone reports a concern?
Who is required to make a mandatory notification?
Information for midwives on the requirements for re-entry to practice
Code of conduct for midwives
Midwife standards for practice
Continuing professional development (CPD)
Code of ethics
Find NMBA-approved programs of study to become a registered midwife in Australia.
Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?
Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.
Access application forms, templates and guidelines for registration and endorsements.