ACRRM members have one thing in common - a desire to See More, Do More and Be More. Whether they are working in central Victoria, on the rugged Western Australian coastline, in the tropics of North Queensland or the farmlands of New South Wales and further
afield, they are committed to being the best Rural Generalist they can, supporting rural and remote people with excellent health care.
The College mission is to be a vibrant professional home for members that delivers inspiration, collegiality, value and social accountability. We strive to make a positive difference for our members and the lives and health of rural and remote people.
We do this by providing professional development, advocacy, resources and networking opportunities to equip you with the specialised skills and knowledge you need to confidently provide world-leading rural and remote health care.
Whether you are a student considering a career as a Rural Generalist, a registrar developing your specialist rural skills or a FACRRM committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), ACRRM will provide support throughout your career through:
Access to Connect@ACRRM, the College's online member platform which gives you greater choice and flexibility in how you communicate, collaborate and connect with Rural Generalists across Australia and beyond. Now available as an app on your mobile devices.
Did you know your membership allows you to contribute to College advocacy by:
Subscription to our weekly newsletter, Country Watch and other College news
Community resources including information on COVID-19, opioid prescribing and national disaster readiness and recovery
ACRRM members are adventurous, inspirational and committed to excellence, and willing to share their knowledge, experience and skills to the benefit of their colleagues. There are many ways to engage, including:
Networking, learning and information sharing on the member-only Connect@ACRRM online platform
The opportunity to meet the Board and Council at state-based networking events
(ACRRM) was an easy choice for my Rural Generalist training journey. There are a multitude of reasons extending from diligent college supports, to training opportunities, but the most important reason for me was flexibility and scope within my training. And ACRRM provides that
When you join the College as a student member, you are taking an important step towards your future career as a Rural Generalist medical practitioner. You will be joining a national network of medical professionals who share your dedication for quality
medical care for all Australian communities.
For a one-off membership fee of $30, you will be a member of the College for the duration of your undergraduate or post graduate studies in medicine or a health-related discipline. As you complete your degree, you will have the option to upgrade to our
Ordinary Member - Resident/Intern type, giving you all the member benefits of the College.
Membership types and fees
Part Time You are a practitioner or academic working an average less than 20 hours per week, in Australia
Annual Rate: 770.00
Pro-rata Rate: 705.86
Full Time You are a practitioner or academic working more than 20 hours per week, in Australia
Annual Rate: 1260.00
Pro-rata Rate: 1155.04
Retired You have retired from medical practice but maintain a keen interest in rural medical issues
Annual Rate: 0.00
Pro-rata Rate: 0.00
Extended Leave You are taking extended leave (e.g. maternity, study), intending to return to practice eventually
Annual Rate: 175.00
Pro-rata Rate: 160.42
International You are a practitioner registered with AHPRA living or working outside Australia
Annual Rate: 495.00
Pro-rata Rate: 453.77
IMG Specialist Pathway You are an International Medical Graduate on the ACRRM Specialist Pathway
Annual Rate: 435.00
Pro-rata Rate: 398.76
Registrar You must be enrolled in vocational training with ACRRM (AGPT, RGTS, IP or RVTS) to be eligible for this membership type
Annual Rate: 430.00
Pro-rata Rate: 394.18
Resident or Intern As an Intern you are in PGY 1 and are still under supervision. You only work in accredited intern positions and do not undertake any clinical work outside their allocated intern position.
As a Resident you are PGY 2-3 and working in a hospital (yet to commence specialist training) This includes Resident Medical Officers (RMO) or Hospital Medical Officers (HMO).
Annual Rate: 65.00
Pro-rata Rate: 59.59
Joint (Couples) You and your partner are both currently full-time practitioners. Price per person
Annual Rate: 990.00
Pro-rata Rate: 907.53
Group Practice You work in a practice with at least two other practitioner members of ACRRM * Please contact ACRRM directly to apply for Group Practice Membership
Annual Rate: 1160.00
Pro-rata Rate: 1063.37
Student You are enrolled in an Australian accredited undergraduate or graduate course in medicine or health. Once only fee for the duration of your studies
One off rate for the duration of your medical degree: 30.00
(Pro-rata rates do not apply for this membership category)
Health Professional You are an allied health professional/administrator (e.g. nurse, paramedic, physician's assistant, practice manager, or any registered health professional)
Annual Rate: 145.00
Pro-rata Rate: 132.92
IMG Associate You are an unregistered overseas trained doctor (OTD) seeking to obtain registration in Australia and keen to learn more about and be connected to Rural and Remote practice.