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COVID-19 information hub

Last updated Thursday 14 May 2020

This page provides regularly updated information about the RANZCP response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to check this page as the situation changes.

Latest updates

  • Specialist assessment interviews will not take place for at least six months. Applications for specialist assessment will no longer be accepted via post, and instead must be emailed. Read more >

  • A recording of the webinar 'Implementing practical telehealth in psychiatry' presented by Professor Richard Harvey and Dr Cybele Dey is now available to view.

  • As of Monday 20 April, psychiatrists and other medical specialists can choose to bulk-bill OR patient bill all MBS COVID-19 telehealth consultations. Also announced were new psychiatry telehealth and telephone service items for group psychotherapy services (equivalent to MBS items 342, 344, 346). See the the updated College guidance and frequently asked questions

Further resources

Updates are also available via email and RANZCP social channels LinkedIn and Twitter. Contact if you would like to receive these emails.

Contact the RANZCP

The RANZCP is operating with reduced hours during this emergency, 9 am - 4 pm weekdays.

Please use our email contact where possible.

General enquiries

Tel: 1800 337 448 (calling from Australia)
Tel: 0800 443 827 (calling from New Zealand)

Member welfare support line

Operates 8.30 am – 5 pm AEST weekdays.

Tel: 1800 941 002 (calling from Australia)
Tel: 0800 220 728 (calling from New Zealand)