The Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Australia (MCaFHNA) Inc is the peak professional body for nurses and educators working in the field of maternal, child and family health. 

What Is MCaFHNA?

With the understanding that the specialist role of maternal child and family health nursing is integral to ensuring the best optimal health outcomes for families caring for an infant or child up to five years of age, the Association actively contributes to policy development and legislation affecting maternal, child and family health at the national level.

Our journal, 'The Australian Journal of Child and Family Health Nurses',  promotes best practice through the reporting of up-to-date research and useful practice information, hence benefiting members and the community at large.

Maternal , Child & Family Health Nurses Australia

Interested in Joining your State or Territory Association 

Membership is open to nurses who are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), who have qualifications or equivalent professional experience in the area of Maternal Child and Family Health Nursing.

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VAMCHN  - The Victorian Association of Maternal and Child Health Nurses (VAMCHN) is a special interest group of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF) - Vic Branch. 


National Standards of Practice For Maternal, Child & Family Health Nurses in Australia

In 2011, the process began - bringing together all states and territories into a unified whole, national organisation.

Now after many productive years of research and collaboration, we present the
MCaFHNA National Standards for Practice
as a guide for practice, education and research.