Information in this section is for specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs) who are seeking registration to practice as a psychiatrist in Australia.
SIMGs seeking registration to practice as a psychiatrist in New Zealand should see the New Zealand registration page.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is the principal organisation representing the medical specialty of psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand. The RANZCP is responsible for training, examining and awarding the Fellowship of the College qualification to medical practitioners.
Due to the transition of RANZCP work from home arrangements due to the COVID pandemic, all postal items relating to applications to join the specialist pathway must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We apologise for this short notice and any inconvenience caused. Currently all specialist assessment interviews will not take place for at least six months due to Australian and New Zealand border closures, restrictions for interstate travel in Australia and lack of interviewer availability due to redeployment, commitments to health services. However, this decision is being reviewed taking into consideration changes in circumstances and should any changes occur, communication will be provided via the RANZCP website.
If you presently have material in the post that has not been received and receipt confirmed by the RANZCP, please resubmit via email.
For more information on how to submit an application via email and standard advice regarding the submission of applications please read our full communication:
► Communication to Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) applicants
[PDF; 66 KB]
All SIMG candidates, including overseas specialist psychiatrists, who are considering applying for specialist assessment, should read the RANZCP policies relating to the Fellowship requirements on the Specialist Pathway:
For further information, please contact:
Specialist International Medical Graduate Education Team
309 La Trobe St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel +61 (0)3 9640 0646
Fax +61 (0)3 9642 5652