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Why become an LCANZ member?

LCANZ is the peak professional body for Lactation Consultants in Australia.

You have 24/7 access to exclusive members resources including:

  • A monthly newsletter that keeps you updated with current news and events
  • Opportunity to apply for educational scholarships
  • Access to a portal where you can record and safely store your professional CPD hours
  • Access to, and discounts on online presentations, regional events and conferences
  • Medibank provider number for members in private practice
  • Discounted insurance through Fenton Green
  • Educational resources available for download
  • Potential clients can easily find your contact details online – it is the first website highlighted when you google “find a lactation consultant Australia”

Membership Options

Members must be over 18 years of age at the date of application.

Full Membership

Full members are able to nominate and vote and become Board members.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Are not less than 18 years of age at the date of application; and
  • Are International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Fees

  • Australia AUD $145 incl. GST
  • New Zealand NZD $142 (GST free)

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Associate Membership

Associate members are NOT able to nominate and vote and become Board members.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Are not less than 18 years of age at the date of application; and
  • Are health professionals who have a demonstrated interest in lactation;
  • Are people who have a demonstrated interest in human lactation or working towards becoming an IBCLC®

Fees

  • Australia AUD $145 incl. GST
  • New Zealand NZD $142 (GST free)

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Group Membership Discount

Three or more people can join or renew their membership for a group discount. Current members complete the required form, and make one combined payment to qualify.  Any new members are required to complete a membership application form for approval by the Secretariat.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Are not less than 18 years of age at the date of application; and
  • Are International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Fees

  • Australia AUD $130 incl. GST per person
  • New Zealand NZD $128 (GST free) per person

To apply for a group membership discount, please complete the Group Membership Application and post to:

LCANZ
PO Box 576
Crows Nest NSW 1585
Australia

Student Membership

LCANZ recognizes that students may benefit from membership to LCANZ, even if their course of education is not directly related to lactation, as breastfeeding promotion and protection cuts across disciplines.

LCANZ also recognises that many students are not working full or part time and may have difficulty paying for full membership.

We are proud to offer a student level of membership providing some of the benefits of full membership. There is no age limit to qualify and this can be used for a maximum of one year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students may be asked to provide documentation from their Course Provider, demonstrating they are currently enrolled in a course or program of lactation or related health field.

Fees

  • Australia AUD $82 incl. GST
  • New Zealand NZD $81 (GST free)

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Retired Membership

Many long-time members are no longer employed but still wish to remain informed and involved in the field of breastfeeding and lactation, perhaps through volunteering or mentoring of a future IBCLC®. For that reason, LCANZ is able to offer a retired-level of membership.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Member must be 65 years of age or older
  • Member must have been a member of LCANZ for a minimum of 2 years
  • Member must sign a statement affirming status as a retired person, who is not employed

Fees

  • Australia AUD $82 incl. GST
  • New Zealand NZD $81 (GST free)

To apply for retired membership, please complete the Retired Membership Application and post to:

LCANZ
PO Box 576
Crows Nest NSW 1585
Australia

Existing retired members can renew their membership online.

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Member Newsletters

Copies of member newsletters are available in the members only section.

As a member, you are encouraged to contribute to the newsletter and inform members of upcoming events.

Mentorship for accreditation

Pathway 3 clinical practice hours for accreditation must be directly supervised by mentors that are IBCLCs® of good standing. Mentorship involves observation of the mentoree until skills are mastered and then being physically nearby to assist when they are independent.

Are you looking for a Mentor?

Go to Find a Lactation Consultant section on this website to find an IBCLC® in your area that may be able to support you.

For more information see https://iblce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pathway-3-plan-guide.pdf

Find a Lactation Consultant near you

Search here for qualified lactation consultants by postcode or map search.

Most consultants will travel outside their own suburb, particularly in regional areas, to assist mothers/families with babies & toddlers. All listed consultants are members of LCANZ and have qualified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC®).