The Queensland Orthopaedic Nursing Special Interest Group (QONSIG) had their first inaugural meeting on May 1989 and became an independent association in 1993.

The association operates with the following objectives

To be a resource group for advice and education on matters related to Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic nursing.
To promote the interests and activities of Orthopaedic Nurses.
To identify issues of concern to Orthopaedic Nurses and initiate action as necessary.

These objectives are met by the association in the following ways

Quarterly committee meetings to discuss current matters of interest and concern.
Education at various locations on topics of interest and concern, including an Annual General Meeting.
Contact with the committee regarding available courses and conferences.
Quarterly Newsletters.
Provision of scholarships for educational purposes.
Affiliation with ANZONA (Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Nurses Alliance).