We believe
everyone has
the right to safe,
 quality care

We're 53,000 members strong
Join the QNU today!

How many nurses are on your ward?

Want to know more?
Visit our ratios website.


Ratios Save Lives

The time has arrived for Queensland to introduce safe nurse/midwife- to-patient ratios and skill mixes. Queenslanders – as well as our nurses and midwives – deserve the safety, security and benefits that result from nurse and midwife ratios. The benefit of safe ratios is irrefutable.

Save Penalty Rates

The Government’s plan to roll back penalty rates as part of a Federal review into workplace laws could have a devastating effect on nurses and midwives ­- particularly those who rely on penalty rates to make up a substantial portion of their take-home pay. Help us save penalty rates.

Never Alone: a campaign against domestic violence

The aim of the Never Alone campaign is to build a groundswell of support for victims that will make it impossible for family violence to be ignored.


  • Nurses and midwives need penalty rates
    05 November 2015

    Cutting penalty rates for shift-working nurses and midwives would reduce their incomes by up to 30 per cent - and could force many out of the health and aged care industries, Queensland Nurses??? Union (QNU) Secretary Beth Mohle said today. Read full article

  • Letter from QNU LCCH Branch
    29 October 2015

    To the Editor, We are the highly skilled and experienced paediatric nurses of the Lady Cilento Children???s Hospital (LCCH).Our job is physically and emotionally demanding but we have dedicated our lives to working hard to care for our young patients Read full article

  • Toowong Private - TPH finally makes an offer
    15 October 2015

    Toowong Private Hospital has provided a comprehensive response to the log of claims the QNU presented on your behalf back in April this year. Read full article

  • Salvos - FWC approves proposed agreement
    15 October 2015

    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) approved the Salvation Army (Aged Care Plus) enterprise agreement (EA) on 8 October, with two undertakings given by the employer in response to 15 QNU objections. Read full article

Media & Publications




The QNU is proud to work alongside and within a number of organisations that share our union, nursing and midwifery, or social values. Being part of these alliances allows us to work collectively towards common goals.

View all alliances

Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation


The QNU is the Queensland branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).
The ANMF is one of the largest and fastest growing unions in Australia with more than 240,000 members.

Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation


The QNU is a foundation member of the newly formed Queensland Community Alliance.

The Alliance brings together unions, charities, church groups and community organisations who will use their collective strength to build a better society

Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation


The QNU became a founding member of Global Nurses United – an international alliance of more than 17 nursing and midwifery unions working together to keep nursing and midwifery strong; and to protect patients, communities and the plat.