The AACP is your advocate that promotes your interests and those of your patients.

As an AACP member, you support the important ongoing advocacy work relating to the professional, workforce and economic interests of consultant physicians and paediatricians, and their patients.

Reasons to Join

Strong Advocacy

The AACP is regularly invited to provide input and advice to government inquiries, reviews and changes to the health system relating to consultant physicians and paediatricians. The AACP’s broad agenda focuses on quality health care for your patients, and ensuring Medicare items best reflect the services you provide.

Proven Success

The AACP is committed to ensuring Medicare items best reflect the Medicare services you provide. Through the AACP’s successful negotiations with the Australian Government you have two attendance items, MBS items 132 and 133, for use by all consultant physicians and paediatricians. This achievement continues to support your practice today.

Collective Strength

The AACP’s strength is in a unified approach that supports ALL consultant physicians and paediatricians, and their patients. Being an AACP member gives both you and your profession a stronger, unified and more powerful voice when we are negotiating on your behalf at the highest levels of government.

Who can become a member?

The AACP proudly represents Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) working in both public and private settings in a wide range of consultant physician specialty areas, including:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetric Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Public Health Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Thoracic Medicine
  • Transplantation


The AACP is only as strong as the members that support it. The more voices we have the greater our influence when representing your profession.

As a not-for-profit organisation the AACP relies on membership fees to sustain the vital role it has of representing all consultant physicians and paediatricians.