Members 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.
The College has four membership types:
Qualified psychiatrists who have successfully completed the RANZCP training program, or otherwise met the requirements for Fellowship of the RANZCP.
Trainees currently completing the RANZCP training program in psychiatry.
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:
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
About the College's membership
The College has over 7400 members, including more than 5400 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 31 December 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free on 1800 337 448 (from Australia) or 0800 443 827 (from New Zealand).