International membership

Learn. Connect. Practice


Spanning 133 countries, our international members have access to a vibrant and supportive network of GPs and a wide range of tools and resources to advance their careers, make an impact in their community or become a general practitioner (GP) in Australia.

Help at every stage of your career

Whether you want to enhance your medical skills and knowledge, build a global professional network, or make the move to Australia to practise as a GP, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Keep learning

Enhance your medical skills and knowledge and build trust, credibility and confidence in your role as a GP with the RACGP's world-class educational resources.

Get connected

Connect with like-minded peers in Australia and around the world to learn, share and make an impact in your community with the RACGP Community of Excellence.

Practise

Gain a sense of control and confidence in your journey to Australia with the RACGP’s relevant and easily accessible resources and support.

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Better health for all our communities

We’re committed to better health for all our communities. As an RACGP member, you’ll have the support you need to support your community, throughout Australia and around the world.
 

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Frequently asked questions

To join the RACGP, use our membership selector and follow the steps.

If you’re a GP that holds valid medical registration and lives overseas for the majority of the financial year, you’re eligible for an overseas membership.

If you’re an overseas medical practitioner living in Australia but haven’t yet obtained medical registration, you’re eligible for an IMG membership.

If you’re studying or in a training program and working towards a career in general practice, you’re eligible for a student or IMG membership.

IMG

  • We recommend you include the following with your membership application.
  • A copy of your primary medical degree (officially translated into English, if necessary)
  • Your medical registration number
  • A copy of your current overseas medical registration certificate/card (officially translated into English, if necessary)
  • A letter of good standing from the registering body (officially translated into English, if necessary) – this is an essential requirement if the overseas medical registration was issued more than two years ago

Overseas

We recommend you include the following with your membership application.
  • A copy of your international medical registration certificate/card (officially translated into English, if necessary)
  • Verification of your alliance college membership
  • A letter of good standing from the registering body (officially translated into English, if necessary) – this is an essential requirement if the overseas medical registration was issued more than two years ago

For membership fees for each category, see the rate card

Yes, you can rejoin the RACGP at any time. Just contact our Member Services Team at membership@racgp.org.au

You can resign your membership, but you’ll need to discuss your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements with us if you have CPD obligations.

We can't put your membership on hold, but we can offer additional time to pay your fees, such as an instalment plan.

Download RACGP International Membership Brochure

We're here to help

If you need help completing with your membership application, complete a request for assistance form or contact the RACGP overseas membership team at or 63 3 8699 0300.