Doula Network Australia Incorporated  

Peer support ~ Professional development ~ Advocacy   

About Us

Members Area

Upcoming Events

Friday, Jul 21 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, Aug 21 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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We began as an informal association in October 2011 and quickly grew to be the largest national group of doulas in Australia.  We are continuing to grow and invite all doulas and student doulas in Australia to join us!  Our organisation provides a place for us all to "meet" under one banner.  We are respectful of the many different philosophies and practice guidelines of doulas and are inclusive of all.

Our Objectives

We have three main objectives.  Each objective builds on the next.


1. Peer support

Our Association was built on the concept of peer support.  This is our foundation and we achieve this through our Facebook group, our website and local meet-ups.


2. Professional development

It's natural that as we support one another, we will learn from one another and develop professionally. We can further develop professionally through webinars and workshops. 


3. Advocacy

Having an organisation such as ours, enhances our professionalism and enables us to positively influence the public perception of doulas. We can implement media campaigns and advocacy efforts to increase the demand for doulas, improve relationships with health care workers and encourage future doulas to train.

Benefits of membership:

As outlined above, our main objectives are peer support, professional development and advocacy for our members. This means that members will benefit from:

  • being connected to doulas all around Australia
  • support and mentoring
  • cross referrals
  • information-sharing
  • enhanced professionalism
  • improved relationships with health care workers
  • greater awareness in the community
  • greater advocacy power


In addition to this, member benefits include: 

Weekly newsletter with updates, news, tips and articles.

Monthly local meet-ups

Fortnightly webinars*

Face-to-face workshops* 

Annual conference* - first to be held in 2018!

Members only website - local groups, blog, videos and forum

NEW Doula Directory - for parents to find our members! www.douladirectory.com.au

Shared documents and templates

EXCLUSIVE discount for insurance - with Arthur J Gallagher <<click here for details>>

Member badge - for display on your website

Voting rights

Free advertising^ - cross promotion of products and services

*Face-to-face workshops and conference will have additional costs due to venue hire and speaker fees. Webinars will be free for members.

^Conditions apply - no spamming!

Our Committee

Read about our committee here.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

Our History

Our archived pages are here.