College Ceremony

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College Ceremony

A new journey

Fellows have played a leading role in shaping national and international medical practice since the College was established in 1938.

Fellowship honours successful completion of training and offers you opportunities to:

  • develop skills at the forefront of your profession
  • affect change in people and communities
  • support the next generation of physicians

Today, we have around 1000 members welcomed into Fellowship each year.

Ceremony remains one of the great traditions and celebrations of the College and we encourage new Fellows, their family and guests to attend this memorable event.

New Fellows receive an email invitation to register their attendance at a College Ceremony after becoming a Fellow.

Upcoming Ceremonies

We’re excited to be hosting the following Ceremonies:


Saturday 17 September
International Convention Centre (ICC)
Ceremony: 2pm to 4pm
Reception: 4pm to 5pm

This Ceremony is now at capacity. Further details will be sent to attendees soon. 

Saturday 26 November
International Convention Centre (ICC)
Ceremony: 2pm to 4pm
Reception: 4pm to 5pm

Invitations to this Ceremony will be sent to new Fellows on the waitlist who were admitted to Fellowship prior to March 2022. Invitations will be extended to other new Fellows if places become available.

If you were admitted to Fellowship after March 2022 you will receive an invitation to attend a Ceremony in 2023 once dates and locations are confirmed.

Aotearoa New Zealand

Postponed to 2023.  Date and location will be advised early next year.

About Ceremony

General FAQs

I've received my Fellowship, when will I receive an invitation to attend a Ceremony?

Invitations are emailed to new Fellows when ceremony dates and locations are confirmed.

What if I can’t attend?

Contact us to go on a waitlist for the following year’s ceremonies. We will email you an invitation for another date.

What if I’ve not received an invitation?

New Fellows can contact us to be added to a waitlist for a future Ceremony.

How many Convocation Ceremonies are held each year?

We are resuming our normal schedule of 3 to 4 ceremonies each year:

  1. In the city where our annual Congress event will be for that year.
  2. Usually in the larger capital cities, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane.
  3. When possible, we host a regional Ceremony in alternating Australian states.
  4. Every second year we host a Ceremony in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Do I have to wait to attend a Ceremony in my home city?

No, invitations for larger Ceremonies are sent to all new Fellows. For smaller regional or Aotearoa NZ ceremonies, invites are sent to those residing in that state or based in New Zealand.

When I receive an email invitation does this automatically secure me a spot at Ceremony?

No, you'll need to register for the event to secure your spot. Places fill up quickly so it's recommended to register as soon as you receive the invitation.

If I don’t accept an invitation to Ceremony, will I receive another one?

You won't receive another automatic invite unless you contact us to go on a waitlist.

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