australian nursing & midwifery awards

The HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards recognise nurses, midwives, personal care attendants and assistants in nursing.

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A story worth celebrating

This year's winners have been announced. Be inspired by their stories.

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Awards Dinner

The 2017 Awards dinner was held on Wednesday, 10 May at the Sofitel Brisbane Central.

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Winners shared a $30,000 prize pool, courtesy of proud Awards sponsor ME- the bank for you.

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Nominations closed

Nominations for the 2018 Awards will open in January 2018.

Award categories

Team excellence

This award acknowledges teams who have developed or improved a product, service, process or system that benefits patients and/or the community.

Eligibility criteria

Outstanding graduate

This award recognises the outstanding performance of a registered nurse or midwife in their graduate year.

Eligibility criteria

Nurse or Midwife of the year

This award recognises the achievements of individual nurses and midwives in the delivery of outstanding patient care.

Eligibility criteria

Who can enter?


Patients, carers, colleagues and Australian nurses and midwives can nominate themselves or a special individual or team who has made a real difference to the lives of patients or to the quality of a service.

Everyone involved in every stage of the delivery of care can enter or be nominated.




Every person or team nominated will receive a certificate in recognition of their contributions.

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Finalists receive two tickets to attend the Awards dinner.

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Overall winners share in a $30,000 prize pool, courtesy of proud Awards sponsor ME- the bank for you.

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This year's winners and finalists epitomise outstanding standards of care and the highest levels of commitment to nursing and midwifery.

2017 winners


Sarah Brown from Western Desert Dialysis was named the 2017 Nurse of the Year at the 2017 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.

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The Mater (Sydney) Pre-admission Midwife Appointment Program took home the team excellence award for their unique program for expectant mums.

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Rebecca Rich was recognised for her commitment to achieving patient-centred care in mental health nursing.

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2017 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards

Relive the excitement of this year's dinner