Fellowship fees FAQs

What are the fees for Fellows?

All Fellows pay an Annual Fellowship Subscription fee.

New Fellows will need to pay an Admission to Fellowship fee and an Annual Fellowship Subscription fee.

Other fees Fellows may pay include fees for professional development and education workshops and lecture series, submitting your annual fellowship subscription fee late and readmission to Fellowship.

For the current prices, view the 2017 Fellowship Fees Price List (PDF ​363KB)

When do I need to pay my fees?

Annual Fellowship Subscription fee

You need to pay your Annual Fellowship Subscription fee by ​1 January* every year. If you pay ​after the due date, a late fee may be applicable. The RACP will send you a subscription notice when your fees are due.

*New Fellows

If you are receiving your first invoice as a newly admitted fellow, your subscription fee is due 30 days from your invoice date.

Admission to Fellowship fee

You will pay your admission to Fellowship fee when you apply for Fellowship.

Find out more about admission to Fellowship.

How do I pay my fees?

Annual Fellowship Subscription fee

Visit the ​Membership fees page for information about the ways that you can pay your annual fellowship subscription fees.

Admission to Fellowship fee

You will pay your admission to fellowship fee through an online payment portal when you apply for Fellowship.

Find out more about admission to ​Fellowship.

Am I paying the right fees?

Your fees are based on your current Fellowship status, so if you have moved overseas or retired from clinical practice you need to update your details.

You can also view the 2017 Fellowship Fees Price List (PDF ​363KB). If you need more information contact Member Services in Australia on 1300 MYRACP (1300 697227) or New Zealand on 0508 MYRACP (0508 697227).

Can I receive a partial or full exemption on my Annual Subscription fee?

Yes, you may be eligible for a partial or full exemption on your Annual Subscription fee in the following circumstances:

  • If you have an estimated taxable income, in the calendar year, between $4​9,​001 and $8​1,600 p.a., you receive a 50% exemption
  • If you have an estimated taxable income, in the calendar year, below $4​9,​00​0 p.a., you only need to pay an administration fee of $173 + GST.
  • If you have retired from clinical practice or terminated your medical registration, you receive a 100% exemption

You can apply for an exemption by completing the Exemption form with Statutory Declaration (PDF 73KB) Return the form to subscriptions@racp.edu.au

If I have more than one Fellowship, what fees do I pay?

If you have more than one Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, you only need to pay a single annual membership fee.

Do new Fellows have to pay the annual Fellowship Subscription fee?

New Fellows need to pay an Admission to Fellowship fee and an Annual Fellowship Subscription fee.

Do I pay GST on my fees?

If you are a resident in Australia, you pay 10% GST.
If you are a resident in New Zealand, you pay 15% GST.
If you are an overseas resident, you do not pay GST.

How do I receive a receipt for payment?

If you pay online via MyRACP (login required), you will ​be able to print a receipt and a tax invoice from the dashboard. You will also receive an annual subscription notice that you can use as a receipt after payment.

If you do not receive your annual subscription notice, you can requ​est your payment receipt or a copy of your annual subscription notice by contacting memberservices@racp.edu.au.

How does moving overseas affect my Fellowship fees?

If you live overseas, you receive a 50% exemption on your Fellowship fees. If you have already listed an overseas address, then you will be automatically billed at this reduced rate.

If you are moving overseas before or on 1 January 201​7, you need to update your details for our records.

Do I pay fees if I am retired from clinical practice?

If you are a Retired Fellow, you do not need to pay an annual membership fee.

Retirement means that you are permanently retired from clinical practice as a medical practitioner, have given up your medical registration, and have informed the RACP of your retirement.

Can I claim my fees back as a tax rebate?

You should seek independent financial advice to determine whether you qualify to claim your subscription as an income tax deduction.

What happens if my Fellowship lapses?

You can no longer represent yourself as a Fellow of the College, or use any post-nominal or nomenclature of the College. You will need to request readmission to the College by submitting an application through your respective Division, Faculty or Chapter. We consider applications on an individual basis.

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