ACORN Queensland

Is the professional perioperative nursing association, facilitating and promoting excellence in safe patient care for all Queenslanders.

* The admin and approval process can take up to 30 days

Are you a current member from another State or Territory? Moving to Queensland? What happens now?

If you are a member from another State or Territory you can access your home State/Territory until you need to renew your membership. When your membership is due, renew your registration in QLD.

As an example, if you are a member in WA, connect with ACORN through the WA site the same as a QLD member can through QLD. The only difference is for ticketed events. You can check our events section below and get tickets to events at member prices. As long as you put in your Acorn WA member number and that it’s a WA membership we can check with your home State/Territory. Once your WA membership comes up for renewal you can just renew via the QLD portal on the ACORN website. Any queries or problems please let us know.


The committee is dedicated to:

It comprises a group of leaders and experts who collaborate to drive meaningful change and make significant contributions to perioperative nursing in Queensland.

As a committee representative, you will have the opportunity to actively shape the direction and decisions of the committee, influence policy and strategy, and contribute to the advancement of our field.

The committee is composed of volunteers who specialise in perioperative nursing and have been financial members of ACORN QLD for at least 12 months prior to their nomination. It is not necessary for committee members to have any affiliation with the ANMF (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation).

Committee members are expected to:

  • Participate at 80% monthly online meetings
  • Participate in sub groups as appointed
  • Participate in sponsored education workshops and programs

Join the ACORN Qld Committee

Do you want to be involved in promoting excellence in perioperative nursing for the benefit of the community?

Are you committed to promoting the professional and educational interest of nurses engaged in the perioperative nursing?

If yes, then please consider joining the ACORN QLD committee.



Financial Support & Scholarships



Other Benefits

Honorary Life Membership

The award of Honorary Life Membership is the highest honour that ACORN QLD inc. can bestow upon an individial and is done so in recognition to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the existence or effectiveness of the association or to perioperative nursing during their membership. 

Honorary Life Members Will:

Nominations can be made via this form

Current Life Members


Local Area Liaison (LAL)

The Local Area Liaison is a financial member of ACORN Qld interested in representing ACORN Queensland at a local level.

Appointment to the this committee would not only be a recognition of your expertise, but it would also provide you with a platform to network and engage with other influential professionals in the industry.

Your contributions would carry weight and help shape the future of perioperative nursing

Local Area Liaison expectations:

  • Maintain financial membership to ACORN Qld
  • Subscribe to the values and principles of ACORN Qld
  • Represent Acorn Qld within your local area
  • Organise one local education day a year ( in conjunction with ACORN committee – no-one expects you to do this alone)
  • Promote ACORN Qld and the ACORN standards

Nominate Now

Do you believe that your unique perspective, experience, and dedication would be invaluable to the committee’s work?

Do you have a commitment to excellence and passion for perioperative nursing?

Do you align with the committee’s mission, making you an ideal candidate for this important role?


ACORN QLD is committed to providing funding to assist members in professional development. Linked above is an application and information form about the 2024 grants that are available. 


August 17th - Townsville Regional Education Day - Mater Private Hospital Townsville

Download the poster for this education day below, or click the link above to buy tickets.


Wide Bay Hospital in Bundaberg is looking for several Clinical Nurses, both full-time and part-time. You will be responsible for providing expert clinical and patient-centred care within the operating theatre. Applications are only accepted online, please see the link for more information and to apply.