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The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses membership is for all those who are interested in the practice of mental health nursing. Membership comes with some great perks - from special reduced rates for all of our events, to the latest information practice, education, and research, to exclusive member-only content on our website.



ACMHN membership increases job prospects, provides affordable and targeted CPD and helps to contribute to a strong voice for the profession.








Get involved with like-minded colleagues through events and Special Interest Groups


Get discounts for credentialing and ACMHN events, including our annual conference


Get exclusive access to the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

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Get our weekly College Connections and events newsletters straight to your inbox



Participate in seminars, workshops, and continuing education programs

Speak up

Participate in government and NGO consultation processes to shape the future of mental health


Access member-only resources on our website

Become a fellow

Fellows have made a significant contribution to the College and to the profession



Contribute to College submissions, advocacy, and reports


Get professional advice from the College and from other College members


Membership options

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses offers a range of memberships to suit mental health nurses at various stages throughout their careers – we offer options for students through to retired practitioners and also have flexible options, such as discounted membership whilst on maternity leave. 


Minimum length for membership is 12 months. Please see below for further details*



Ordinary member

Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses with an interest in the field of mental health

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Associate member 

For people who have a special interest in the mental health field and who are not otherwise eligible for the ordinary member category. 

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Maternity leave

Evidence of maternity leave status must accompany renewal. Provide us with maternity leave approval from your place of employment, or a copy of the baby's birth certificate if you are self-employed
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For people who have a special interest in the mental health field but who are retired, please provide evidence of your retirement with your renewal. 

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Full-time student

For full-time undergraduate nursing students or RNs enrolled in a full-time postgraduate course with relevance to mental health nursing. Evidence of current full-time enrollment must accompany applications and renewals. Other full-time students may apply for special consideration.

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*Membership Conditions

As a rule the ACMHN does not refund membership fees.  Minimum length of membership is 12 months after which a member may resign at any time in writing to the membership team. Membership fees are due annually and individuals are liable to pay the annual subscription fee in full or by making monthly payments, as such these will not normally be refunded.

Instances where it is considered acceptable for a refund to be administered include:
  • Identified overpayments
  • An error has been made by the ACMHN
  • Exceptional circumstances supported by documentation

Please refer to clauses 5.3 to 5.7 of the ACMHN Constitution for further information on membership application and annual membership fees.