The Australian Association of Consultant Physicians (AACP)

Represents all consultant physicians and paediatricians to assure recognition of the value of quality consultant physician and paediatric practice in Australia.

Notice of winding up the

Australian Association of Consultant Physicians

The AACP has notified members that after long consideration, the AACP Council reluctantly has taken the decision that the Association should be wound up. The Council believes this is the only responsible course of action in view of the Association’s ongoing financial position and to ensure the Association does not end in a situation where it is unable to meet its financial commitments.

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AACP plays an active role in advocating on behalf of its members to enhance the sustainability of consultant physician and paediatrician practice. Our advocacy campaigns focus on remuneration and workforce matters that are important to all practicing consultant physicians and paediatricians.

Telehealth MBS Items

Advocacy by the AACP and other medical organisations has now resulted in reinstatement of ALL Telehealth (video/telephone) items, at least up to 30 June 2022, including the items that enable specialist medical practitioners to provide Telehealth consultations to hospital in-patients when their doctor cannot attend the hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions.

MBS Review

The Medicare Benefits Schedule Review was conducted by the MBS Review Taskforce between 2015 and 2020, and was the major policy issue facing the medical profession since its announcement.

The AACP closely monitored and responded to areas of concern for it’s members, and their patients.


MBS items 132 and 133

The AACP achieved a significant win for consultant physician and paediatric practice with the introduction of two major Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items – Items 132 and 133.

These items, together with item 110, are now the cornerstones of consultative medicine.

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Notice to Members

30 November 2023|

Notice of winding up the Australian Association of Consultant Physicians Dear Member As you would be aware from the AACP’s financial documentation presented to recent Annual General Meetings, the AACP has faced challenges in maintaining its [...]


23 November 2023|

Notice of 2023 AACP AGM Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Australian Association of Consultant Physicians Limited (AACP) scheduled for Wednesday, 22 November 2023 was adjourned as the required quorum was not achieved. In [...]

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When you join the AACP you are joining a national association that solely focuses on supporting all practising consultant physicians and paediatricians, and their patients.