The Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry (FAP) promotes the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research in addiction psychiatry.

Addiction psychiatry

Addiction psychiatry is a psychiatric subspecialty relating to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of people suffering from addiction disorders.


The Faculty aims to:

  • promote the objectives of the College relating to addiction psychiatry
  • advise on training in addiction psychiatry through the subcommittee of advanced training
  • advance and disseminate research in addiction psychiatry
  • contribute to and promote the highest standards of clinical practice.

Current committee members

The current committee can be contacted through

The chair of the FAP bi-national committee is Dr Shalini Arunogiri.

The Bi-national Faculty Committee's Regulations outline the purpose and responsibilities of the FAP Committee.


All members of the College (including trainees and Affiliates) are eligible to join the Faculty.

Join the Faculty via My RANZCP [Member login required]

Accredited membership is available for members of the College who have completed the relevant Certificate of Advanced Training, or meet other approved criteria. The accredited membership criteria outlines the pathways to receiving accredited membership.  

For further information or to apply for accredited membership of the Faculty, please email


In order to encourage achievements and excellence in the field of addiction psychiatry, the Faculty supports the Addiction Psychiatry Prize.

Applications are open 1 September–31 October each year.

Further information can be found under Faculty and Section awards.


The Certificate of Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry is the premier training program in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand for addiction psychiatry.


The Faculty contributes regularly to RANZCP position statements, and is involved in consultations on behalf of the College.

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