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 four 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.

International Corresponding Member

Specialist qualified psychiatrists outside of Australia and 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.

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.Benefits of membership

.Membership fees

About the College's membership

The College has over 7300 members, including more than 5300 qualified psychiatrists (consisting of both Fellows and Affiliates of the College) and almost 2000 members who are training to qualify as psychiatrists (referred to as Associate members or trainees).

Membership snapshot as at 18 August 2021

  NSW VIC QLD NZ WA SA TAS ACT NT Overseas Total
Fellow 1317 1281 920 449 423 365 90 83 24 147 5099
Associate

570

454 367 248 125 119 28 38 29 5 1983
Affiliate 3 12 3 226 2   1     4 254
International
Corresponding
Member
                  11 11
Total 1890 1747 1290 923 550 484 119 121 53 167 7344

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).


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