The General Practitioner is the doctor with core responsibility for providing comprehensive and continuing medical care to individuals, families and the broader community. Competent to provide the greater part of medical care, the general practitioner can deliver services in the primary care setting, the secondary care setting, the home, long-term residential care facilities or by electronic means – wherever and however services are needed by the patient within their safe scope of practice.

Fellows of ACRRM receive specialist registration as a general practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia and can practise in any location throughout Australia. 

ACRRM’s curriculum and training program also prepares doctors to be rural generalist medical practitioners.

An ACRRM Definition of General Practice Position Paper -

"defining the specialty within the context of international literature (plus research and resources that expand on the definition, scope and nature of general practice as defined by the College)."