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About membership

Window-(1).jpgMembers of the RANZCP are part of a collegiate network of psychiatrists across Australia and New Zealand, and have access to resources, programs and events that ensure the highest standard of practice in psychiatry.

The College’s vision is to enhance the mental health of our nations through leadership in high quality psychiatric care.

RANZCP members are medical practitioners who are working or training in the field of psychiatry, but the College also offers opportunities for those interested in psychiatry to become involved.

Membership types

The College has three membership types:

Fellow

Qualified psychiatrists who have successfully completed the RANZCP training program, or otherwise met the requirements for Fellowship of the RANZCP.

Associate

Trainees currently completing the RANZCP training program in psychiatry.

Affiliate

Overseas-trained psychiatrists currently working in the field in Australia or New Zealand.

Other types of College participation

In addition to membership, the College also offers participation by non-members in:

CPD Program

The College's Continuing Professional Development program, designed to maintain a high standard of professional practice in psychiatry.
►„More about the CPD program

Psychiatry Interest Forum

A group for medical students, pre-vocational doctors and other medical practitioners who have an interest in a career in psychiatry.
►„More about the Psychiatry Interest Forum

Becoming a member

Membership of the RANZCP is open to registered medical practitioners working or training in the field of psychiatry.
About becoming a member
Benefits of membership
Membership fees

About the College's membership

The College has more than 5500 members, including more than 4000 fully qualified psychiatrists and nearly 1400 associate (trainee) members.

Membership snapshot (August 2016)

  NSW VIC QLD NZ WA SA TAS ACT NT Overseas Total
Fellow 1104 1050 685 381 326 311 68 61 17 146 4149
Associate 426 330 271 178 109 92 29 33 15 6 1489
Affiliate 3 14 3 185 4 0 2 0 0 0 211
Total 1533 1394 959 744 439 403 99 94 32 152 5849

Obligations of membership

Members are subject to the College's Constitution [PDF; 200 KB], Code of Ethics [PDF; 260 KB], any regulations and by-laws adopted by the RANZCP Board, and the disciplinary processes of the College.


For any questions regarding membership of the RANZCP, please contact membership@ranzcp.org or call us toll-free on 1800 337 448 (from Australia) or 0800 443 827 (from New Zealand).