AGPT registrar training handbook


After you’ve been admitted to Fellowship

      1. After you’ve been admitted to Fellowship

Last revised: 16 Feb 2024

After you’ve been admitted to Fellowship

Apply for specialist registration with AHPRA

You’ll need to apply to AHPRA for specialist registration as your access to Medicare rebates as a specialist GP is linked to specialist registration with AHPRA. You should apply as soon as you’re admitted to Fellowship. Instructions on how to apply will be included with your Fellowship letter. For more information and to apply, visit the AHPRA website.

Apply for a new Medicare provider number

The Medicare provider number issued to you under the AGPT program will be cancelled by Medicare once you become a Fellow of the RACGP. You’ll need to apply directly to Medicare for a new provider number. Be sure to download the most appropriate Application for Recognition as a General Practitioner form from the Services Australia website.

Maintain membership of the RACGP

As a member and Fellow of the RACGP, you are part of Australia’s largest professional GP network with 44,000 members. We invite you to make the most of all that your membership offers, including use of the post-nominal ‘FRACGP’, and access to the CPD program, gplearning, Australian Journal of General Practice, John Murtagh library, business management tools, recruitGP, and the national and state/territory faculties.