The ACM NSW is a non-government, not for profit, volunteer-based organisation that provides services to midwives and women and birthing families, as well as a professional organisation supporting midwives in their work. We are the NSW branch of our national body the Australian College of Midwives.
Midwives work in consultation with women and their families during pregnancy, birth and subsequent care for the woman and her baby. As a provider of primary health care, midwives offer services that are relevant, accessible, safe and affordable to the community needs. Midwives practice in a variety of health service delivery models in order to meet the needs of women and their families.
The professional support offered to midwives by the ACM NSW includes conferences and seminars throughout the year, self directed learning packages for midwives in the workplace, a state conference annually as well as links to midwifery associations nationally and internationally. All of these activities contribute to ongoing education ensuring up to date clinical practice by midwives. The ACM NSW also has representatives on a variety of committees within the health system, the education sector and consumer groups.