The Australian College of Midwives

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is a national, not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak professional body for midwives in Australia. 

The ACM provides a unified voice for the midwifery profession, supports midwives to reach their full potential, and sets professional practice and education standards.

The ACM is committed to being the leading organisation shaping Australian maternity care, to ensure the best possible maternity outcomes for all Australian women. It is guided by research evidence that pregnant women and mothers benefit from having access to midwifery care throughout their childbearing experience.

The ACM Head Office in Canberra was accredited as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (BFW) in November 2014. A year later the ACM was successful in BFW re-accreditation with the NSW & SA Offices also becoming accredited workplaces.

The ACM believes that the BFW accreditation helps to reinforce a strong breastfeeding culture in our country. 

The ACM is host to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF internationally recognised Breastfeeding Friendly Health Initiation (BFHI) accreditation program. The role of BFHI is to protect, promote and support breastfeeding by providing a framework for facilities to work within, ensuring all mothers and babies receive appropriate support and contemporary information regarding infant feeding. 

The ACM also provides breastfeeding education through webinars and online courses for Midwives and health practitioners to help ensure that the appropriate information is provided to pregnant women and mothers.

Further information about the Australian College of Midwives can be found on our website www.midwives.org.au