About the RACP

We connect, train and represent over 30,000 medical specialists and trainee specialists from 33 different specialties, across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Through the RACP, specialists:


  • Provide accredited specialist training to trainee doctors who have completed their medical degree and wish to further specialise as physicians in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Provide continuing professional development and education for specialists who have completed their physician training and have become Fellows of the RACP.
  • Assess Overseas Trained Physicians who wish to practise as physicians in Australia or New Zealand
  • Hold events including conferences, training sessions and continuing professional development workshops.
  • Provide opportunities for physicians and trainee physicians to connect as a community of physicians in Australia and New Zealand



  • Collaborate to lead innovation in the delivery of specialist medicine in a constantly changing world. 
  • Collaborate to develop world-leading medical education programs for the specialists of tomorrow. 
  • Support medical graduates, Fellows and trainee physicians education and research by awarding fellowships, grants and prizes to both early career medical researchers, and later career stage Fellows.


A Board of Directors supported by a range of committees and councils governs the RACP. Find out more about the Board and Governance and Fellow-led RACP Committees.


The RACP is comprised of two Divisions and three Faculties. Each Division has a number of Chapters. Learn more about RACP Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.

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