Our Work

Through the work that we do, we aim to improve the health and welfare of all persons, especially women and children in the Australian community, and to promote the professional and personal development of medical women locally, nationally and internationally.

The Work We Do

VMWS aims to represent the interests of medical women and advocate for the health of all, especially women and children. Topics include Climate Emergency, Reproductive and Sexual Health options/support, Gender-Specific Medicine, Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery, Equitable Pay, Parental Support, Part-Time Training, Violence Against Women and more.

If you would like the VMWS to represent or advocate for you and/or to form a collaboration or partnership, please contact us.

VMWS participates in and coordinates a range of projects, resources and initiatives, including a Job Sharing Initiative, the VMWS Archiving Project, Happy Healthy Women, Not Just Survivors, and opportunities to attend UN and WHO events internationally.

If you are interested in conducting research or undertaking a project that is in alignment with our mission, we are very willing to assist. Share your details on the VMWS Skills Matrix and/or contact us.

VMWS offers our members, colleagues and the community access to the collective knowledge and experiences of medical women. We aim to work closely with and support various stakeholders in the course of our advocacy work.

With a VMWS membership, experience:

Career Development

Enjoy leadership development, networking & mentoring opportunities.

Professional Contribution

Become involved in key issues surrounding the health and wellbeing of women and children, in Australia and globally.

AFMW Membership

Automatic membership of the Australian Federation of Medical Women, a voice for medical women.

Special Event Access

Receive invitations to access and attend educational and social events.

Member Only Resources

Access to our members only discussion forum, directory, special updates and e-newsletters.

Interested in being involved?

We welcome new members and participation in VMWS activities.