2021 ANMF (Vic Branch) Delegates Conference

Please note registration is now closed. Please email events @anmfic.asn.au for any queries.

The ANMF (Vic Branch) invites all Job Representatives and Health & Safety Representatives to the 2021 Annual Delegates Conference to be held  on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June 2021 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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.

Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, changes may take place to the format of the conference. ANMF may be required to alter or change conference plans at short notice – which could mean either a reduced or limited physical conference, or a digital conference – depending on Government advice leading up to your conference.

The conference provides delegates a fantastic 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.

Registration is open to all current ANMF Job Representatives and Health and Safety Representatives. Please read the following information prior to registering for this event. You will be required to confirm you have read all relevant information to complete your conference registration.


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Please note: if you are not currently a job rep or HSR for your workplace, or your membership is not currently active, you will not be able to register for this event. Please contact the ANMF if you are not able to register for this event and believe you are a current workplace representative


Workplace Reimbursement Entitlements for this conference have been updated

Your entitlements were updated ahead of the 2019 Delegates Conference. All policies must be read prior to registering to attend the conference.

The complete ANMF (Vic Branch) Workplace Representative Expenses Policy – Annual Delegates Conference can be found here.  

Policies apply to the following areas:

  • Accommodation eligibility
  • Travel
  • Meal entitlements
  • Paid leave entitlements

Policies have been updated to allow for quicker claims for all delegates through your tax returns, following the conclusion of this financial year after the end of the conference. Please consult your financial advisor.


2020 & 2021 Hannah Sellars Job Rep of the Year Award

This $1000 award recognises ANMF (Vic Branch) Assistant Secretary (1995-2001) Hannah Sellers' important contribution to ANMF (Vic Branch), nursing, the health system and the union movement.

Both the 2020 and 2021 Awards will be presented at the 2021 Annual Delegates Conference, to be held on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June 2021.

The nomination period is from Tuesday 1 January 2020 to Friday 28 May 2021.

Full details and online nomination is available here. Nominations close 5pm Friday 28 May 2021


2020 & 2021 HSR of the Year Award

This $1,000 award recognises the important contribution of ANMF (Vic Branch) Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) to the members of their DWG through Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).

Both the 2020 and 2021 Awards will be presented at the 2021 Annual Delegates Conference, to be held on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June 2021.

The nomination period is from Tuesday 1 January 2020 to Friday 28 May 2021.

Full details and online nomination is available here Nominations close 5pm Friday 28 May 2021.


Accommodation eligibility

Accommodation entitlements have now changed. Please review our accommodation policy here.

If your workplace is 50km or more from the conference venue you are eligible for two nights of twin‐share accommodation for Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 June 2021.

All accommodation is twin-share. Please specify who you would like to share with on your registration form. Please only nominate the colleague you would like to share a room with. Requests for room or hotel arrangements beyond twin-share preference will not be accommodated.

If you are eligible for accommodation, and would like a single room, a supplement fee will be payable at time of registration.

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

ANMF (Vic Branch)'s Delegates Conference travel entitlements have now been updated and can be found here.

The ANMF (Vic Branch) will no longer directly reimburse travel expenses to attend the Annual Delegates Conference, however please note all travel expenses to attend this event are tax deductible and should be claimed at tax time.

No exemptions will be granted for personal vehicle use or parking.


Meal entitlements

For delegates whose workplace's distance from the conference venue entitles them to accommodation across the conference, please note that evening meals will no longer be reimbursed.

An informal dinner will be organised on the Wednesday night in addition to the official Delegates Conference dinner on Thursday night for all delegates to attend. Please indicate on your registration form if you wish to attend the dinner.


Paid leave entitlements for delegates to attend this conference

The complete policy can be reviewed here.

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, Bolton Clark 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.