RANZCP 2023 College Ceremony


29 May 2023
5.30 pm


Riverside Theatre
Level 2, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth WA

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The College Ceremony formally welcomes and congratulates those who have been admitted as Fellows of the College, as well as those who have achieved Certificates of Advanced Training, over the course of the past year (April 2022–March 2023). The outstanding achievements of a group of our members and individuals are also recognised through the presentation of several College awards.

All those who qualify for the 2023 College Ceremony have received a personal invitation. Those who become a new Fellow or achieve a Certificate of Advanced Training after 31 March 2023, will be invited to the 2024 Ceremony. To allow sufficient time to plan what is a complex event, regrettably special requests to attend an earlier Ceremony are unable to be accommodated.

You can attend the College Ceremony as a stand-alone event, without Congress registration, if you wish. There is no cost for participants or their guests to attend the College Ceremony or the refreshments that follow.

If you wish to attend both Congress and the College Ceremony, you will need to register separately to both events.

This page is updated regularly, and detailed information about the Ceremony will be emailed to attendees the week before the Ceremony.


Participant registration: 4.15 pm AWST

Ceremony (participants): 5–7.15 pm AWST

Ceremony (guests): 5.30–7.15 pm AWST

Refreshments: 7.15–8.30 pm AWST

Live streaming of the College Ceremony

The College Ceremony will be streamed live from the venue, viewable to family, friends, colleagues and invitees unable to attend in person.

The stream will also be recorded and available to view on-demand.

Register to receive the livestream link

Guest tickets

Please note that all guests, including children, will be seated separately from College Ceremony participants in the free seating area of the hall (guest seating is unallocated). While the College Ceremony is a family-friendly event, all children will need be accompanied by an adult guardian (other than the Ceremony participant) in the guest seating area. If both yourself and your partner are being recognised at the Ceremony, and you have children, you will need to either arrange for another adult to accompany your children in the guest seating area, or otherwise make alternate arrangements.

Children or babies who do not require their own seat (e.g. in a pram) are able to attend in addition to any registered guests.

Dress code and photography

Dress code

Participants of the College Ceremony should wear business attire, academic gown or traditional/cultural clothing to the Ceremony.

If you would prefer to wear an academic gown (optional), please note that the College does not lend or rent RANZCP Fellows gowns for participants to wear during the Ceremony, however you may wish to purchase your own RANZCP Fellows Gown. The College does not have a graduation cap.

Optional blue ‘FRANZCP’ sashes will be provided for Fellows. Sashes will be available at the registration desks for the College Ceremony. Please note that the sashes have been produced specifically for the occasion of the College Ceremony and are not official College regalia.

Guests should wear smart clothing, as appropriate for a graduation ceremony.


To mark your achievement, the opportunity to access portrait photography with family and friends will be available before and after the Ceremony on Monday 29 May, from 4-5 pm and 7:15-8:30 pm.

Please note each participant is limited to four portrait photographs to ensure that everyone will have the opportunity to receive a professional photo. Whilst gowns won’t be available to borrow/rent for wearing during the Ceremony, there will be a small number of gowns available for participants to borrow and wear during the portrait sessions.

Professional candid photography will also be taken throughout the evening and whilst participants cross the stage. Details on how to view and download the free, high-resolution photographs will be sent to you after Congress.

Guests are permitted to take photos during the Ceremony; however, we request that the flash is turned off on your device.

A photo zone will also be available in the foyer for attendees to take their own photos against a RANZCP College Ceremony backdrop.

On the night


The registration desk will be located directly outside the Riverside Theatre and will be open from 4.15 pm. An email with your seat number will be emailed to you prior to the Ceremony, and this will act as your ‘ticket’ to the Ceremony when you check in at the registration desk. It is essential that you register, otherwise your name will not be called out during the official proceedings.

After you have registered, you will be encouraged to take your allocated seat by 5 pm to ensure the prompt start of the Ceremony at 5.30 pm.


On stage, new Fellows and recipients of Certificates of Advanced Training will receive a commemorative certificate of their achievement/s to mark the occasion of the College Ceremony (please note that official certificates and FRANZCP badges are not presented on the night, but are sent to you by post). Award winners will have their official framed award certificates and medallions presented at the Ceremony.

During the Ceremony, rows of participants will be ushered to the side of the stage and you will have your name checked in anticipation of your name being called to cross the stage. Staff will be on hand to assist, as well as indicate where to stand.

When your name is called, you will proceed across the stage. You will be handed your certificate, then you can pause to have your photograph taken with RANZCP President Associate Professor Vinay Lakra.

If you are being recognised as both a new Fellow and a recipient of one or more Certificates of Advanced Training, or for more than one Certificate of Advanced Training, you will cross the stage once and be recognised for all achievements at the same time.

If you are being recognised as a new Fellow and/or a recipient of a Certificate of Advanced Training as well as for a College award, you will cross the stage a second time to receive your award.

If you are being recognised for more than one College award, you will cross the stage once for each award received.

Please note, we anticipate a large number of participants in the Ceremony this year. As we will be trying hard to keep the Ceremony to time, we will be moving individuals on and off stage as quickly and efficiently as possible whilst still giving due recognition of everyone’s achievements. Due to the large and complex nature of the Ceremony, unfortunately special requests to take to the stage in a particular order or with particular individuals/children are unable to be accommodated.

Cloakroom and pram parking

A cloakroom and pram parking will be available to participants and their guests throughout the Ceremony and celebratory refreshments, from 3.30-8:30 pm.

Participants will not return to the original seats after crossing the stage, it is therefore strongly recommended that you do not bring to your seat any items you don't wish to cross the stage with. Consider using the cloak room, leaving items with your guests, or wearing clothing with pockets or a small bag.


We have done our best to ensure that any accessibility requirements you may have listed during the registration process have been catered for. If you require assistance on the night, please speak with RANZCP staff upon arrival.


Stand-up drinks and canapés will be served following the conclusion of the Ceremony, in the Riverside Theatre Foyer (on level 2), from approximately 7.15–8.30 pm. If you have notified the organisers of any dietary requirements, please make yourself known to a venue staff member on the evening, during the reception.


The health and safety of College Ceremony attendees is our highest priority. The RANZCP is mindful of the health risks posed by COVID-19, and the importance of both adhering to best practice health and safety practices, and following official medical advice with respect to social distancing, practicing good hygiene and staying at home when unwell. The RANZCP requests that any participant or guest who is feeling unwell or has cold- or flu-like symptoms, or who may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, not attend the College Ceremony.


Telephone: +61 3 9640 0646 (if you need to contact us urgently on the day of the Ceremony, please call +61 477 777 509)

If you have registered but you or any of your guests can no longer attend, or if your guest details have changed, please let us know as soon as possible.