Increasing knowledge, skills and expertise in Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck patient care.


Our History

It was due to the uniqueness of this specialty that the groups founder Di Clancy, felt that nurses working in this specialty would gain significantly by forming a network to share knowledge, experience, problems and solutions. So from small beginnings in a Brisbane hospital in 1996, the group has grown from the 8-10 founding members to currently having approximately 300 nurses nationally and international on the membership database.

Incorporating paediatric and adult nursing, the group was established to have a point of reference for all nurses and allied health professionals working within the realm of Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Obstructive Sleep and Voice Surgery and specialities areas such as caring for the Laryngectomy or Tracheostomy patient.

State Chapters

We have state coordinators active chapters in the Northern Territory, Queensland, NSW, Victoria, and South Australia. At this time we do not have a state coordinator for the great states of Tasmania or Western Australia. If you think you would like to join the team in this capacity please contact to discuss the role.

National Conference

Annually OHNNG holds a National Conference, which runs for two to three days (usually Friday to Sunday) concurrently with the surgical scientific, meeting ASOHNS (Australian Society Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeons) annually around Australia. This is usually held in March or April each year.

  • 24th Sydney 2020 – cancelled due to Covid 19 pandemic
  • 23rd Brisbane 2019
  • 22nd Perth 2018
  • 21st Adelaide 2017
  • 20th Melbourne 2016
  • 19th Sydney 2015
  • 18th Brisbane 2014
  • 17th Perth 2013
  • 16th Adelaide 2012
  • 15th Melbourne 2011
  • 14th Sydney 2010
  • 13th Gold Coast 2009
  • 12th Perth 2008
  • 11th Adelaide 2007








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Latest News

The post-operative tonsillectomy (POPT) study : A multi-centre prospective paediatric cohort study

We aimed to investigate post-operative bleeding and pain following paediatric tonsillectomy using a patient diary.

Day Case Paediatric Adenotonsillectomy Consensus Guideline

All of those involved in treating children wish to provide a safe, efficient service with excellent outcomes alongside the best possible patient and carer experience.

2024 OHNNG Program

View the program for the OHNNG Annual Conference 2024