2018-19 Chapter Committee


President  Melissa Bonser   03 8669 1489       nswact@arna.com.au 
Vice President 
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Secretary Phillip Au
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Treasurer Gail Teale-Sinclair   03 8669 1489   office@arna.com.au  
Committee Members Nadia Murphy
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  Mark Ryan
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  Kylie Wicks   03 8669 1489   office@arna.com.au
  Sandra Lever   03 8669 1489   office@arna.com.au

NSW/ACT Education Scholarships are now available for NSW/ACT Members


The NSW/ACT Chapter committee has put aside $5000 this year to support participation in relevant education programs and international, national or local conferences and symposia. The maximum amount available per application is $1000. Applications close 31 August 2018.

You need to have been a member of ARNA for a minimum of 2 consecutive years.

If you are eligible for an education scholarship and want to know more Click Here

All Education Scholarship applications will be emailed as an attachment to the ARNA office, arna@arna.com.au, by 4pm on the due date. Type ‘Education Scholarship Application’ in the email header. Applicant must indicate whether a National or Chapter scholarship is sought. ARNA office will forward applications to relevant office bearers.


Membership News

NSW/ACT Chapter membership is open to anyone with an interest in rehabilitation nursing. So do continue to advertise the benefits of ARNA membership to your colleagues. Membership of ARNA affords us access to valuable education and networking opportunities within our speciality that otherwise would not exist. In addition, we receive the quarterly JARNA and, importantly, our speciality is represented on local and national nursing bodies.

Chapter Committee Meetings

Chapter committee meetings are held throughout the year. Chapter members are welcome to attend or to forward any items for consideration/discussion to the Secretary of the committee. 
We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for a new NSWACT Treasurer

Chapter Activities

The NSW/ ACT Chapter began the year by supporting two presenters Dr Julie Prior and Gillian Garrett from NSW to present at the inaugural ARNA Western Australia study day. The purpose of this was to assist in providing education for rehabilitation nurses in WA and support the formation of the ARNA WA Chapter. The new Chapter was formed early this year.
Planning commenced for two study days one in Sydney on the 29th July and one in Narooma planned for 23rd September on the NSW South Coast. Unfortunately the Narooma Chapter day had to be cancelled due to not having enough people to assist with logistics of running the study day in the area. The NSW/ACT Chapter is keen to run study days outside the metropolitan area but needs people “on the ground to help book venues, identify local presenters and help notify local hospitals and facilities of the day. The Study day in Sydney was excellent with a great variety of speakers.
Highlights of the day identified by our members were the
  • Humour foundation speaker Lou Lou Pollard on the “Joy of Laughter” - Clown Doctor’s.
  • Consumer speakers Aviva and Liz with their Seeing Eye dogs Warick and Poppy. The Vision Australia speakers were ‘inspirational’ providing practical tips on how to assist vision impaired clients/patients.
  • Dancing for Parkinson’s was ‘great fun’ Christine and Elissa led us in dance… dancing while sitting and standing as they would with their Parkinson patients and careers.


2018 NSW/ACT AGM is rapidly approaching. Please click the link below to view the 2018 NSW/ACT AGM Program.

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Upcoming Events

ARNA NSW/ACT Sydney Study Day & AGM

When16/08/2019 08:00 - 16:00
Epping Club
45-47 Rawson Street
Epping 2121
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