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The NSW Health system (public sector) is the largest employer of nurses and midwives and information about employment opportunities may be found by going to www.health.nsw.gov.au and follow the link to “employment”.  Newspapers carry many advertisements for positions in private and public health facilities and other services which employ nurses and midwives. Websites such as www.seek.com.au or www.mycareer.com.au or www.careerone.com.au may help in identifying employment opportunities. Telephone directories such as www.yellowpages.com.au provide listings of private and public hospitals, aged care facilities etc. which may offer employment opportunities.

Industrial Organisation
The New South Wales Nurses' Association is the industrial association or union for nurses and midwives. See www.nswnurses.asn.au

Professional Organisations
The College of Nursing (www.nursing.edu.au) and the Royal College of Nursing Australia (www.rcna.org.au) are professional organisations which conduct education programs and conferences to assist nurses in maintaining ongoing competence, issue newsletters etc. and lobby to promote the interests of nurses.  The NSW Midwives Association (www.nswmidwives.com.au) and the Australian College of Midwives (www.acmi.org.au) provide similar professional support for midwives. The Enrolled Nurse Professional Association (www.enpansw.org.au) provides similar professional support for enrolled nurses.  Nurse Practitioners may be assisted by the Australian Nurse Practitioner Association (NSW Chapter) (www.nursepractitioners.org.au). There are many other special interest groups, too numerous to mention here. It is suggested that a search of key terms on your favourite internet search engine may help locate and identify special interest groups.  The websites of the College of Nursing and Royal College of Nursing Australia (both noted above) include links to a number of organisations.

NSW Health Department
The NSW Health Department (www.health.nsw.gov.au) provides resources that may assist nurses and midwives in their practice. The Nursing and Midwifery Office (www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/) provides links between Government and the professions.  The Pharmaceutical Services Branch (www.health.nsw.gov.au/publichealth/pharmaceutical/) of the Department is delegated to administer legislation relation to drug administration. Other branches of the Department are involved in activities such as licensing private health care facilities, monitoring occurrences of infectious diseases, promoting rural health and many more.

Health Care Complaints Commission
Locked Bag 18
Strawberry Hills  NSW  2012
Telephone: (02) 9219 7444
Toll free telephone: 1800 043 159
TTY for the hearing impaired: (02) 9219 7555

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council

PO  Box  873
Dickson  ACT 2602
Telephone: (02) 6257 7960
Facsimile:  (02) 6257 7955
Email:  anmc@anmc.org.au

Nurse and Midwife Registration Authorities in New Zealand

Chief Executive Officer/Registrar
Nursing Council of New Zealand
PO Box 9644
Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 385 9589
Facsimile:  +64 4 801 8502
E-mail: admin@nursingcouncil.org.nz

Midwifery Council of New Zealand
PO Box 24448
Manners Street, Wellington,  6142  New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 499 5040
Facsimile:  +64 4 499 5045
Email: info@midwiferycouncil.org.nz

The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA)
The Office of the MARA is a discrete office attached to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. The Office of the MARA administers the functions of the Migration Agents Registration Authority, which is set out in s316 of the Migration Act 1958.  
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