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NSW OTA membership

The NSW OTA is YOUR state professional organisation with over 1200 members and we continue to grow.

The association was formed in 1957 and represents the interests of perioperative nurses in NSW & ACT.

We encourage all members to play an active role in the development of perioperative nursing practice.

We have seven regional Zones which enables us to support perioperative nurses in the rural / remote areas of NSW and ACT.

Regular professional education sessions and meetings are held in Sydney and in the Zones.

A conference is held each year and provides an interesting and fun way of learning more about perioperative nursing.

What are the benefits of being a NSW OTA member? 

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Professional networking and recognition

The opportunity to expand your professional networkand participate in advancing perioperative nursing practice through representation on a variety of professional organisations, committees and forums, at state and national levels.

Financial assistance


Opportunity for NSW OTA and ACORN financial assistance* to

  • attend conferences in Australia and overseas
  • undertake perioperative education
  • undertake perioperative research   


Becoming a NSW OTA member gives you automatic membership with our national perioperative nursing body, ACORN. As well as the other benefits already mentioned this include:

  • able to purchase discounted ACORN products, including educational DVDs, ACORN competencies and Standards
  • eligibility for ACORN Fellowship

Educational benefits


  • Discounted registration fees for the annual NSW OTA conference and the for the biannual ACORN conference
Newsletters and Journal


  • NSW OTA Newsletter “Suite Talk”, regularly distributed by email
  • receive ACORN journal 4 times a year
"Members only" access
  • access to the “members only” areas of NSW OTA and ACORN websites
  • access to members only online forum

Eligibility for

  • NSW OTA Awards nomination, awarded annually at the NSW OTA annual conference *
  •  ACORN Awards nomination, awarded biannually at the ACORN  conference
Other memberships
  • College of Nursing membership discount
  • Ccorporate membership of Qantas Club

Tax deductible

  • membership fees are tax deductible

Voting rights 

  • full members are entitled to vote on NSW OTA official business

Committee memberships

  • full members are able to volunteer for participation on the  NSW OTA State or Zone Executive committees or any NSW OTA working/project groups

Use of Post Nominals

  •  Entitled to use NSW OTA and ACORN Post Nominals


*  = conditions apply

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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