What is the CNA?

The Cosmetic Nurses Association (CNA) was established in 2020 to serve as a collective voice for all Cosmetic Nurses who provide non-surgical cosmetic services in Australia.

By becoming a member of the CNA, you will be joining a movement striving to create a specialty for Cosmetic Nursing in Australia.

As a member of the CNA, you are demonstrating your commitment to the field of cosmetic medicine and upholding certain standards of practice that aim to uphold patient safety during every treatment.

Our Advisory Committee consists of leading Cosmetic Nurses, Doctors, and Surgeons who assist in supporting and guiding CNA on delivery of its key functions which are:


  • To actively meet and liaise with State and Federal governments regularly to provide information, data, material, evidence, statistics, facts and figures relating to the Cosmetic Nursing industry and to convey the thoughts, opinions, and ideas of its members.
  • To lead health policy debate on non-surgical cosmetic services.
  • To actively review proposed bills, legislation, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures posed by State and Federal governments and to deliver responses and submissions to those proposals, relaying the collective views of our members.
  • To work with governments to implement, regulate and maintain the highest level of standards to ensure the health and safety of Australian people as recipients of non-surgical cosmetic services by Cosmetic Nurses.

Promote and support the cosmetic nursing industry

  • Assistance through client complaints process.
  • Development and maintenance of a recognised Code of Conduct for Cosmetic Nurse.
  • Find a CNA Member database to make it easier for the public to source appropriately trained and qualified local providers.
  • Access to Cosmetic Nursing specific education and training.

Support the Public

  • Being a conduit between the Government and Cosmetic Nurses to ensure the highest level of standards are developed, understood, implemented, and maintained for the health and safety of patients.
  • Access to information relating to non-surgical products, processes, and procedures to assist patients in making informed decisions about selection of non-surgical services.
  • Access to a database of CNA members who are appropriately trained and qualified to perform non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
  • Access and guidance on how to make a complaint.