The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is a not for profit, politically neutral, non sectarian, non government organisation that seeks to improve the health of all Australians, especially the health of women and children.

AFMW is a member of the Australian Women’s Coalition and the WomenSpeak Network, and is affiliated with Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). We have a network of affiliated Australian state and territory societies:

ACT and Region


AFMW invites all members to the 2013 Annual General Meeting to be held at Cabrini Hospital at 6.30pm on November 16.It will be followed by

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AFMW President’s Report April 2013

Welcome to another AFMW newsletter!

First on the agenda is a reminder that the MWIA International Congress is on this year in Seoul, Korea July 31-August 2nd 2013. These meetings are only held every 3 years, this year’s theme is ‘Medical Women Advance Global Health’ more information can be found at These meetings are amazing to attend and I urge you to make attending a priority! For those who are attending, please ensure the AFMW Secretariat has your contact details. In addition, if you or anyone you know of has been a medical woman for 50 years or more please let the Secretariat know, as MWIA will be awarding Golden Jubilee Certificates at the Congress. If you are interested in the MWIA resolutions process and the current resolutions proposed, please contact the AFMW Secretariat. The resolutions are debated and agreed upon at each triennial congress and passed on to the United Nations.  Current MWIA resolutions can be found here.

In other news, Dr Gabrielle Casper, Dr Raie Goodwach and Dr Magdalena Simonis via their MWIA memberships (automatically granted with your State or AFMW membership) attended the United Nations Council on the Status of Women Meeting 57. The themes were:

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Advocating for, and supporting, the health and welfare of our communities.

Join a passionate and dedicated group of women working towards equitable personal and professional opportunities for medical women and equal health care for all, especially women and children. 

Visit our affiliated state and territory

Medical Women Societies


Medical Women's Society ACT & Region

Support and further professional development of ACT and Region female colleagues, including medical students.


Medical Women’s Society NSW

For 99 years, MWS NSW has been the peak representative body for medical women (including students!) in New South Wales.


Victorian Medical Women's Society

No matter where you are in your medical career, VIC MWS is here to support you.


QLD Medical Women's Society

Supporting QLD medical women and advocating for equitable health for all, especially women and children.

Contact us

The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is operated by a volunteer team of medical women. Please contact us via our Facebook page or send an Email. Or use our contact form available here.

Interested in being involved?

We welcome new members and participation in AMFW activities.