The ACM Annual Awards aim to recognise and honour outstanding midwives and midwifery practice across a variety of categories with a range of both peer and self-nominated Awards. 

Honours and Awards Categories

  • Life Member of the Australian College of Midwives
  • Laureate of the Australian College of Midwives
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives
  • Excellence in Clinical Practice
  • Outstanding Midwifery Student
  • Innovative Maternity Service
  • Excellence in Bereavement Care
  • Excellence in Midwifery Education
  • Excellence in Managing Workplace Culture

To find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to nominate someone extraordinary, please visit the nominations portal or the individual Awards information pages

These Awards are separate from the Caroline Homer Writing Award, which is an award sponsored and bestowed by Elsevier, the publishers of ACM's peer review journal  'Women and Birth International'.

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Congratulations to all of our finalists from the ACM Annual Awards 2019!

Fellow of Australian College of Midwives

  • Paula Medway
  • Yvonne Hauck
  • Marjorie Atchan
  • Elizabeth Wood

Life Member of Australian College of Midwives

  • Sue McDonald

Excellence in Bereavement Care

  • Winner: Jane Warland
  • Finalist: The Birth Suite, The Northern Hospital

Excellence in Clinical Practice

  • Winner: Jennifer Granger
  • Finalist: Allison Stephens

Innovative Maternity Service


  • Winner: Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Maternity Unit
  • Finalist: ACT Homebirth Program

Excellence in Midwifery Education

  • Winner: Virginia Schmied
  • Finalist: Nourish Baby
  • Finalist: Flinders University

Outstanding Midwifery Student

  • Winner: Anita Fowler
  • Winner: Eleanor Shenton