MEMBERSHIP

Become a member

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

When you become a member of the Australian Association of Consultant Physicians you support the important ongoing work that is concerned with representing the professional, workforce and economic interests of consultant physicians and paediatricians and their patients.

We encourcage all practising consultant physicians and paedatricians to join the AACP.

Our members 

Membership of the AACP is open to all Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) 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
  • Respiratory Medicine &
    Sleep Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sexual Health Medicine

The AACP’s strength lies in it’s size, the more voices we have, the greater our influence when representing your profession. As a 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.

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Reasons to Join

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

These are just some of the reasons to join the AACP.

  • Advocacy

    The AACP represents all Australian consultant physicians and paediatricians in relation to government inquiries, reviews and changes to the health system. The AACP is regularly invited to provide input and advice on matters relating to consultant physicians and paediatricians. This involves extensive work in developing and presenting submissions on behalf of the consultant physician and paediatrician workforce. All Australian consultant physicians and paediatricians and their patients benefit from the AACP’s work.

  • Negotiation

    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. These were the first two new attendance items for consultant physicians and paediatricians in more than 20 years, and they continue to support your practice today.

  • Commitment

    The AACP is committed to ensuring Medicare items best reflect the Medicare services you provide and that Medicare benefits available to your patients are appropriate. This involves gaining new attendance items as well as appropriately expanding access to existing items.

  • Direction

    The AACP’s strength is in a unified approach that supports all consultant physicians and paediatricians. The AACP has an extensive agenda focused on quality health care for your patients.

  • Show your support

    The AACP needs support from many more of the consultant physicians and paediatricians it represents. Your membership fee goes directly towards representation of your interests to ensure your patients receive appropriate Medicare benefits for your services. This requires an ongoing effort and resources to maintain recognition of the consultant physician and paediatrician practice.

    Your support makes a difference – become an AACP member today!

Membership Fees

The membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December, aligning the subscription period with the calendar year. The AACP’s annual due date for subscription fees is 1 January.

Renewals

The 2022 Renewal fee for full membership is $395.00 (inc GST).

New members

Following are the 2022 subscription fees for full membership when joining the AACP. If you join between 1 October and 31 December you receive membership until 31 December the following year.

 Joining Date Total (incl. GST)
 1 January – 30 September $395.00
 1 October – 31 December (*Up to 15 months of membership for the price of 12) $395.00

Refer a Member

One of the AACP’s aims is to grow our membership to a size that is comparable to the number of practising consultant physicians and paediatricians.

You have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the AACP membership by personally endorsing the AACP to your colleagues and therefore strengthening our influence. This program is important as it increases our ability to reach your colleagues, who benefit from the AACP’s work but have not yet joined the AACP.

The AACP rewards its members who recruit new AACP members. 

Ready to earn $50 credit?

For every new member you get to join, you will receive a discount of $50 off your next year’s membership fee. Introduce 4 new members within a calendar year and your next year’s fee will be free.

How do I refer a colleague?

Below you’ll find some tips to make member recruitment effortless for you!

Print the Member-Get-a-Member application form

Print out the Member-Get-A-Member application form, fill out your name as the referring member, and pass it onto your colleague.

Or

Direct them to the AACP website

Direct your colleagues to the AACP website. Have them download and complete the Member-Get-A-Member application form. Ensure they fill out your name as the referring member.

Start recruiting today!


Terms and Conditions:

The new member must join using the official Member-Get-A-Member application form, with the referring member’s name clearly written on the application form for the member to receive discounts on their membership fee.