- Promotes the advancement of midwifery as a discrete health profession in Australia;
- Establishes professional standards for midwives and promotes and provides opportunities for continuing professional education for midwives throughout their careers;
- Works with governments, other health professions and stakeholders to maximise positive health outcomes for mothers and babies in Australia;
- Publishes journals and newsletters and provides opportunities for midwives to engage with their professional peers to advance the Objects of ACM and the profession generally.
The ACM is an Australian company limited by guarantee and a registered charity with branches in each state and territory. The ACM provides national advocacy and representation for midwifery and midwives as well as publications and other services to its members.
The ACM operates with a small staff in Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide. Our annual turnover is approximately $3m.
Further information, including our vision and mission, can be found www.midwives.org.au
The ACM Board
The Board comprises nine (9) directors. Six (6) directors are midwives, including the President, who is also the Board Chair. Three directors are appointed by the Board from the wider community. The ACM Board meets two months, currently on Mondays, in the evening after hours. The Board meets either face to face or via video link. ACM now seeks at least one Community Director to complement the current skills base.