RACGP
FACULTY ELECTIONS

RACGP
FACULTY ELECTIONS

2022 Faculty Council Elections

Your local faculty council member will speak up for GPs and patients in your community to help urge our state and federal governments to improve access to high quality care for all Australians.
 
Your new faculty chairs will be announced in mid-late October 2022.

The Faculty Council Elections Notice of Results is available here.

The RACGP faculties are established by the RACGP’s Constitution, and governed by the Faculty Regulations. There are State and Territory based regional Faculties, and four specialised National Faculties. 

Each Faculty is governed by its Council, which oversees and advises on activities related to patient care, clinical practice, education, continuing professional development, and research within their Faculty. 

With the exception of the National Faculty of Specific Interests, which is governed by the chairs of its specific interest networks, Faculties have similar compositions and election requirements.

Each Faculty Council must elect its office bearers from among its eligible members. Predominant mong these are the Chair, Deputy Chair and Provost positions. 

The Faculty Chair is elected at the first faculty Council meeting following the Faculty Member Meeting in which the former Chair retired (which must be held no later than one month prior to the RACGP Annual General Meeting, or whenever the Council does not otherwise have a Chair. Chairs ordinarily hold office until the close of the second RACGP Annual General Meeting following their election. By virtue of their election, Chairs automatically become a Director on the RACGP’s Board. 

Faculty Deputy Chairs are elected at the first Faculty Council meeting following the Faculty Member Meeting. One or more Deputy Chair may be elected. Deputy Chairs hold office on and from their election until the conclusion of the next Faculty Member Meeting. The Faculty Provost is appointed at the first Faculty Council meeting following the Faculty Member Meeting in which the former provost retired (no later than one month prior to the RACGP Annual General Meeting), or whenever the Faculty does not otherwise have a Provost. Provost appointments occur in the alternate year to the ordinary election for their Faculty Chair. 

For further information or queries, please contact your Faculty.

National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Even numbered years (2022) Odd numbered years
Victoria Western Australia
South Australia Northern Territory
Queensland New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory
Tasmania  
 

National Faculty of GPs in Training

Even numbered years (2022) Odd numbered years
State based Council members - NT and VIC State based Council members – WA, SA, TAS, NSW, ACT QLD
Academic Registrar representative  
Australian Defence Force representative  
Rural representative  
Pre-vocational representative  
PEP/FSP representative  
RVTS representative  
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative  
 

National Rural Faculty

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Queensland South Australia
Victoria Tasmania
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Northern Territory
  Western Australia
 

Victoria

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6 positions 12 positions
 

Western Australia

Even numbered years (2022) Odd numbered years
10 positions 6 positions
 

Queensland

Even numbered years (2022) Odd numbered years
7 positions 8 positions
 

South Australia and Northern Territory

Even numbered years (2022) Odd numbered years
9 positions 10 positions
 

Tasmania

Even numbered years (2022) Odd numbered years
Clark Bass
Lyons Braddon
  Franklin
 

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

Even numbered years (2022) Odd numbered years
Central Coast Sydney Inner West
N/Shore & Beaches South-Eastern Sydney
Illawarra / Shoalhaven Norther Sydney
Southern Western Sydney
ACT Murrumbidgee
Sydney CE Far West
Nepean / BM South-West Sydney
North Coast New England
Western NSW Hunter

Election timetable

Activity Open Close
Faculty nominations Monday 8 August 2022  Monday 29 August 2022
Voting period for contested faculty electorates Monday 5 September 2022 Monday 19 September 2022    
Elected councillors announced   The week beginning 3 Oct
Election of office bearers at faculty member meetings Monday 26 September 2022 Wednesday 12 October 2022
New faculty chairs announced   Friday 14 October 2022                 

Do you have any questions?

We’re here to help, so please contact us at elections@racgp.org.au or on 1800 472 247 with any questions.

Frequently asked questions

Only Fellows, Members and Registrar Associates can be nominated to be Faculty Council members (with the exception of the National Faculty of GPs in Training) 

Only Fellows* and Registrar Associates can be nominated to be National Faculty GPs in Training Council members. 

*Only Fellows of less than 5 years post-Fellowship qualification may be nominated.

Only Fellows, Members and Registrar Associates can support nominations for Faculty Council members (with the exception of the National Faculty of GPs in Training).
 
Only Fellows* and Registrar Associates can be nominated to be National Faculty GPs in Training Council members.
 
*Only Fellows of less than 5 years post-Fellowship qualification may be nominated.

Eligible members must complete a nomination form and submit this to the RACGP Returning Officer via racgpreturningofficer@gmail.com
 
Before you start your nomination form, please read the RACGP Elections Policy and view the list of current electorates up for election in 2022.

The Faculty’s Fellows, Members and Registrar Associates elect Faculty Councillors. Once, elected, the Councillors will meet to elect a Faculty Chair who will become a Director on the RACGP Board.

Eligible members in contested electorates will be invited to vote in their faculty election from Monday 5 September 2022. Eligible voters will receive an email from the RACGP Returning Officer (email address: racgpreturningofficer@gmail.com) with a personalised unique voting link to the BigPulse online voting platform.
 
You may receive reminder emails from the Returning Officer during the voting period up until the close of voting on Monday 19 September 2022, if you have not completed the voting process.

Voting for faculty chairs are voted for by the elected representative council members at the first faculty council meeting of the year which occurs after the Faculty Member Meeting, usually in September/October.

Chairs will be appointed or reappointed at the RACGP Annual General Meeting.

Faculty councillors are supported to attend up to four (4) face-to-face council meetings per year. All other meetings are digital. All administrative requirements of the faculty council are supported by the faculty. In some cases, faculty councillors are offered a small remuneration for specific representations.

Faculty Council members are called upon to represent the membership who elected them. These representations take the form of:

  • Input into developing RACGP policy at both the state and national level
  • Attendance at faculty council meetings
  • Advocacy for the faculty and the RACGP in stakeholder and political engagements at both state and federal level

Act as a sounding board and key influencer with members and stakeholders around the perception of GPs and general practice within the community.