Annual Delegates Conference 2017

22 & 23 June 2017

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The ANMF (Vic Branch) invites all Job Representatives and Health and Safety Representatives to the 2017 annual delegates conference.

This two day conference will focus both on exploring occupational health and safety issues for nurses and midwives as well as giving delegates the opportunity to vote on resolutions and help shape the direction of their union for the next 12 months.

Both the conference and dinner will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The conference provides delegates a great opportunity to meet their peers, find out more about how their union works and the issues that are common across the board, feel confident about approaching their union for assistance with workplace, OHS and professional issues.



2017 Hannah Sellers Job Rep of the Year Award

This $1000 award will be presented at the Annual Delegates Conference. The nomination period is from 1 January to 26 May 2017. Online nomination is now available and nominations close COB Friday 26 May 2017.



2017 HSR of the Year Award

This $1000 award will also be presented at the Annual Delegates Conference. The nomination period is from 1 January to 26 May 2017. Online nomination is now available and nominations close COB Friday 26 May 2017.



Submit a motion for debate

ANMF is pleased to announce that, alongside Job Reps, Health and Safety Reps are now eligible to submit, debate and vote on motions.

Motions for debate can be submitted here until COB Friday 28 April.



Accommodation eligibility

Delegates whose workplace is 50 kms or more from the conference venue are eligible for twin-share accommodation on Thursday night only.

Delegates whose workplace is 70 kms or more from the conference venue are eligible for twin-share acommodation on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

All accommodation is twin-share. Please specify who you would like to share with on your registration form. If you are eligible for accommodation (i.e. work more than 50kms from the conference venue), and would like a single room, a supplement of $80 per night is payable when you register.

If you are not eligible under ANMF (Vic Branch) policy, you will need to organise your own accommodation. ANMF (Vic Branch) will not, in any circumstances, book accommodation for you.



Travel policy

ANMF (Vic Branch)'s preferred method of transport is public transport. A kilometre subsidy will only be provided in exceptional circumstances, with prior written approval (see below).

ANMF will reimburse travel in full as follows:

  • return standard V line tickets on production of receipts/evidence of cost
  • Myki fare costs

ANMF (Vic Branch) will not reimburse delegates for use of their own car to travel to the conference, unless one of the following exemption criteria are met:

  • Where there is no regional or metro public transport available, or
  • Where there is restricted access and/or restricted timetables
  • Where there are personal circumstances that prevent or restrict the use of public transport

In such circumstances, please contact the ANMF recruitment team before the conference to confirm your situation and advise you will need an exemption from the public transport requirement. To apply for an exemption to the travel policy, please email events@anmfvic.asn.au



Paid leave entitlements for delegates to attend this conference

Public sector: The Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement provides for paid union training leave (five days per year, or no more than 10 days over two years).

Psychiatric services: Paid union training leave is provided in accordance with the Victorian Psychiatric Services Agreement

MCH nurses: Paid union training leave is provided in accordance with your enterprise agreement.

Private sector, RDNS and ARCBS: May apply for paid leave according to your workplace enterprise agreement (where applicable) or according to local arrangements for paid leave with your individual employer.


1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia