Honouring Nurses

Past, Present and Future.

ANMC is a ‘living memorial’ to the heroism and sacrifice of Australian nurses who gave their lives or spent years in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps during the Second World War.

ANMC supports nurses and midwives

by offering a number of scholarships to exceptional candidates.

Who is eligible?

Nurses undertaking postgraduate study at an Australian university or accredited higher education institution.

The purpose of these scholarships

To increase access to postgraduate study for nurses and midwives.

When can you apply?

Scholarship applications are taken between 1 July and 31 August each year.

Our founders Vivian Bullwinkel and Betty Jeffrey were first-hand survivors of the war. Their stories are compelling.


What's on at the ANMC?

ANMC commemorative services and events are moving tributes held to remember all nurses past and present, and to honour those who have given their lives in service of their country.


Become a Member

Join our diverse and supportive community and receive invitations to a range of events throughout the year including the ANZAC Commemorative Service, Scholarships and Awards Evening, lectures and exhibitions. Only Annual and Life Members can attend or vote at our Annual General Meeting.

The ANMC is a resource for all nurses, and those seeking information about the history of nursing in Victoria, the role of Australian nurses in conflicts, and for those who are either interested in nursing as a profession or its history. With your membership you will also be supporting the future of nursing in Australia.

Become a member by completing a Membership Application Form or:


The ANMC Venue is available for hire

  • Function Room

    Can be easily configured to suit your particular requirements.

  • Kitchen Facilities

    With crockery, glasses and cutlery for up to 100 people.

  • Convenient

    We are located close to trams running along St Kilda Rd and Toorak Rd.

  • Internet & WiFi

    A mobile podium with projector, screen and laptop connectivity.

  • Seating for 100

    Plus 12 tables, ideal for conferences, training and large meetings.

  • Flexible

    Our venue is available 7 days per week from 8.00am–12.00am.

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