12 May 2021



About the event

The ACN National Nurses Breakfast is hosted each year in celebration of International Nurses Day on 12 May.

This campaign encourages nurses and their supporters to host a breakfast or get-together at their workplace, university or community centre, or treat themselves to a self-care breakfast.

Registrations for our 2021 ACN National Nurses Breakfast have closed.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s ACN National Nurses Breakfast. You can check out our photo gallery of how nurses around the country have celebrated International Nurses Day in 2021.

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ACN National Nurses Breakfast photos in 2021

Check out our gallery of photos from nurses around the country celebrating International Nurses Day in 2021.

ACN displays and media appearances

We were proud to mark the special occasion with celebratory flags and a special Carillon light display in Canberra. We also raised awareness through a number of media appearances, including a Studio 10 live cross.

Thank you from HESTA

International Nurses Day 2021

International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May every year to recognise the invaluable contribution nurses make to the health of our society.




A tribute and thank you to nurses

There is no better time than International Nurses Day to recognise the extraordinary contributions and sacrifices nurses have made throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To capture the stories, emotions and events of this unprecedented time for our profession, we asked our Distinguished Life Fellows, Fellows, Members and Students to contribute to our ACN Community Digital Mosaic Wall.

Check out the mosaic to see the many faces that have come together to create a powerful memento of 2020 and read some of the touching stories we received.