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Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry

The Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry (FAP) is an RANZCP group that promotes the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research pertaining to addiction psychiatry.

The Regulations [PDF; 101 KB] of the FAP outline the role and responsibilities of the Bi-national Faculty.

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.


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

The Regulations [PDF; 58 KB] of the FAP outline the role and responsibilities of the Bi-national Faculty membership.

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

News archive

► May 2018

► March 2016


In order to encourage achievements and excellence in the field of addiction psychiatry, the Faculty supports the Addiction Psychiatry Prize. Further information can be found in the Awards section of the RANZCP website.


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


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

► Addiction policy and advocacy page


FAP hosts a biennial scientific conference, 'International Medicine in Addiction', in collaboration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Current event information can be found below.

5th International Medicine in Addiction (IMiA) Conference 2019
1–3 March 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia


External Events

Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference 2019
13-15 May 2019
Sea World Conference Centre, Gold Coast, QLD


► Presentations from previous RANZCP conferences