Financial and medicolegal concerns

Financial concerns

Financial problems occur for doctors just as they do for other professionals and communities. Rest assured that you are not alone, and there are ways to seek out help when you need it.

RANZCP members in financial difficulty can apply to the RANZCP for an exemption or reduction in subscription fees or apply to set up a payment plan.

Your medical indemnity insurer may be able to offer advice or support if your financial hardship is caused by a medicolegal matter.

Medical benevolent associations

Medical benevolent associations in New Zealand and some Australian states can offer short-term financial assistance to doctors in need. Some can also help with providing financial advice.


Medical Benevolent Association of NSW (02) 9987 0504


Medical Benevolent Association of Queensland (07) 3872 2222


Medical Benevolent Association of South Australia (08) 8361 0107


Victorian Medical Benevolent Association (03) 9496 4205


AMA Benevolent Fund of WA

New Zealand

New Zealand Medical Benevolent Fund 0800 65 61 61

Medicolegal concerns

Many medical indemnity insurers offer 24-hour support for medicolegal issues. Please contact your medicolegal provider for more information. 

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