ACNP National Conference - 21 Years of Nurse Practitioners 

In 2021, the ACNP will be celebrating 21 Years of Nurse Practitioners in Australia and we look forward to celebrating with our Delegates, Sponsors and Exhibitors.   

The ACNP National Conference gathers more than 300+ senior health practitioners providing an exciting program, including welcome reception, keynote speakers, workshops, and the gala awards dinner.  

The conference is a perfect networking opportunity for all delegates, to inspire leadership and enhance clinical expertise.  

New Dates:

03 March 2021 - Pre Conference Workshops

04-06 March 2021 - National Conference   


Our conference theme is: “Full Scope of Practice”. This acknowledges the role of Nurse Practitioners in the Australian health care landscape and celebrates their diverse scopes of practice throughout their 21st year.

To view the full program please visit 'Conference Program' below. 

To download the Program Booklet please click on the link in 'Conference Program' below.  


QT Hotel, Gold Coast   

7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise 


The 2021 ACNP National Conference will celebrate 21 Years of Nurse Practitioners in Australia. 

The conference theme “Full Scope of Practice” acknowledges the role of Nurse Practitioners in the Australian health care landscape and celebrates their diverse scopes of practice throughout their 21st year.

Who can attend:  

Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses, Health Professionals, Students and Academics. 

Conference Website 

To find out more about the ACNP National Conference, please go to the official ACNP National Conference website by clicking on the button below. 



The Registration for the 2021 ACNP National Conference is open please click on the link below.               

2021 ACNP National Conference 

If you have any questions please contact the ACNP on 1300 433 660.


Queensland Dept of Health & Covid-19

Please ensure you are up to date with Queensland Health Covid-19 requirements.

The Abstract and Poster Submissions have now closed.   

Abstract and Poster Submissions

Please refer to the abstract page on the 2021 conference website for abstract requirements.

The ACNP National Conference will provide an opportunity to learn directly from industry leaders, build strong connections and network with nurse practitioners and leaders within the health professional community.

By partnering with ACNP you will receive a high level of exposure through extensive promotional campaigns, including advertisements, email campaigns, social media and web exposure. 

Go to the ACNP National Conference Website

Download the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus

Please contact ACNP Events & Sponsorship Manager, Melinda Phillips at 


Thank you to our Accommodation Partner QT Hotel Gold Coast.  

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ACNP Conference rates start from Sunday 28 February 2021 through to Tuesday 9 March 2021. 
Contact QT Hotel Directly  (07) 5584 1200 or email on
Please quote “Australian College of Nurse Practitioners."


The Pre Conference Workshops running on the 3rd March, 2021 will include:

1. Prescribing & Pharmacology - $275.00 member, $355 non member

2. Paediatrics  - $245 member, $325 non member

3. Chest X-Ray - $413 member, $463 non-member

The Conference Workshops running throughout the Conference will include: 

1. Suture $10 per attendee

2. Wound Management $10 per attendee

3. Plaster $10 per attendee

4. Skin & Dermatology $10 per attendee

5. Ultrasound $10 per attendee

Find out more via the ACNP National Conference Website

To be part of the 2021 ACNP National Conference and complete your sponsorship and exhibition registration 


Melinda Phillips
0436 398 145

Our conference theme is year is: “Full scope of practice”. This acknowledges the role of Nurse Practitioners in the Australian health care landscape and celebrates their diverse scopes of practice throughout their 21st year.

Our conference program will have a host of practical workshops, up to 100 abstract presentations and workshops throughout the 3 days, topic areas ranging from:

  • Acute Care  
  • A&E
  • Aged Care
  • Increasing access to care
  • Indigenous Health or Caring for Minority Groups
  • Legal Challenges
  • Mental Health, Alcohol & Drugs, Tobacco and other drugs
  • NP Response and/or involvement to disasters - natural, pandemics
  • Nurse Led Clinics
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Pain and Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Rural and Remote
  • Specialist Practice

Click on the link to view the full 2021 ACNP National Conference.  



The ACNP would like to thank our Champion Corporate Partners: 


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Bank First offers all ACNP Members banking discounts.  To find out more go to  




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AMH publishes books and electronic reference resources aimed at improving the quality use of medicines. 

An Australian owned company, based in Adeliade, our products are specifically created for health care practitioners across Australia. 

AMH offers all ACNP Members 15% off all online and print products


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As you know COVID-19 is constantly keeping us all on our toes, which leaves us with an ever-evolving plan for the ACNP National Conference taking place at the QT Hotel, Gold Coast.

We understand that all Delegates attending the National Conference are health professionals, and aware of COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations.  The ACNP COVID-19 Event Plan aims to provide Delegates with information that the ACNP is taking every possible step necessary to ensure a COVID-19 safe event.  

The ACNP understands these times are challenging.  We encourage you to network with your peers in a COVID-19 safe way. We are looking forward to a successful and engaging event for all. 
Warm regards
Catherine Smith
ACNP 2021 National Conference Convenor 

Click here to view the ACNP COVID-19 Event Plan