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Membership eligibility

Who is eligible for NSW OTA membership?

There are three categories of membership available.

Full Members

A registered or enrolled nurse who is actively engaged in perioperative nursing (including anaesthetics, operating room and post anaesthetic recovery unit) in NSW and the ACT.

Associate Members

A registered, enrolled or student nurse not involved in perioperative nursing, OR

  • is nursing outside New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory.

 NB: Those who fulfil the criteria will not:

  • be eligible for any financial assistance currently available to full members.
  • have voting rights
Retired members

To be eligible for the Retired Members’ Category, the applicant must:

  • be a full member who has retired, or partially retired from perioperative nursing (may work on a casual basis in perioperative nursing – to be evaluated on an individual basis)
  • have been a member of NSW OTA (or other State/Territory Perioperative Association) for five continuous years prior to retirement

 Those who fulfil the criteria will receive:

  • reduced membership rate - 50% of current full member rate
  • reduced registration rate for NSW OTA Conference – as determined annually by NSW OTA Executive
  • ACORN  Journal, Suite Talk and other mail outs as per other memberships

 NB: Those who fulfil the criteria will not:

  • be eligible for any financial assistance currently available to full members.
  • have voting rights
Membership fees

Full members: $110 for 1 year

Associate members: $85.00 for 1 year

Retired members: $55.00 for 1 year (not available for new   


All membership fees quoted above include GST.

Membership information

You will receive

  • a NSW OTA membership information pack
  • a laminated membership card with your name, membership number and the year you joined. On your card the month identified as "member since" is the month when your membership renewal is due.
  • all official NSW OTA correspondence from the State Committee and from the Zone (see web site for Zone details) of which you have automatically become a member
  • a Tax Invoice will be forwarded to you 6 weeks prior to the due date.
Renewing membership or changing address?

Please remember when you change any of your details (eg: move house /
employer, email address etc) please amend your details on the NSW OTA web site or use this form to notify us.

Member login

Notice: Due to server upgrade, all members are required to create a new password by using the link below:

Become a Member

Benefits of NSW OTA membership:

  • Discounts for perioperative conferences and professional education days
  • Financial assistance for education and other perioperative nursing activities
  • Automatic membership to ACORN – our national perioperative nursing body
  • Networking with Perioperative nurses at state and national levels
  • Access to the 'members only" areas of NSW OTA and ACORN websites
  • Professional recognition

NB: please check the NSW OTA Membership page for further application information and conditions.

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