Associate Members

Associate Membership of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) affords an opportunity for registered medical practitioners providing unsupervised specialist women’s health services in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to enhance their knowledge and skills in the pursuit of excellence in women's health.

Associate Members – Australia and New Zealand


Registered medical practitioners who hold specialist qualification(s) in the area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology that were not awarded by RANZCOG and who are practising unsupervised providing specialist women’s health services in Australia or New Zealand, may apply to become an Associate Member.

The regulations that govern this class of membership are contained in RANZCOG Regulation A1.4. Please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations.

Application form

To apply, please complete the Associate Membership Application Form (PDF, 281kB) and return to the CPD team by emailing [email protected], or faxing or posting to College House, along with the required supporting documentation.


The RANZCOG Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program is designed to facilitate three endeavours: training, continuing education and review. Practice audit and reflection is an important requirement of the program, as O&G specialists are expected to continuously reflect on current practice and implement the necessary changes to improve practice and patient safety. The program offers guidance in planning education pathways and clinical practice improvement best suited to their professional needs and interests.

For further information on applying to participate in the RANZCOG CPD program, contact the CPD team at [email protected] or +61 3 9417 1699. 


Please refer to 'Annual Subscription Associate Members' in the Annual Membership Fees for current fee pricing information.


Associate Members – Pacific

RANZCOG is pleased to offer Associate Membership of the College to Pacific O&G specialists who are practising unsupervised specialist women’s health services in a Pacific island country (those countries that are members of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health).

Pacific O&G specialists must first apply for Associate Membership (Pacific) (see Eligibility and Application form below), and participate in the continuing professional development (CPD) program.


Registered medical practitioners who hold specialist qualification(s) in obstetrics and gynaecology that were not awarded by RANZCOG and who are practising unsupervised providing specialist women’s health services in a Pacific island country may apply to become an Associate Member (Pacific).
Applications for Associate Membership are assessed by the Global Health Committee. If approved, recommendations are made to the RANZCOG Board for endorsement. Associate Membership commences from the date that Associate Membership is approved by the Board.

Thereafter the Associate Member will be issued with a certificate of Associate Membership, and will commence receiving all Associate Member (Pacific) benefits and support.
To review the RANZCOG regulations pertaining to Associate Membership for Pacific O&G specialists, refer to RANZCOG Regulations A1.6 - Associate Members.

Associate Members (Pacific) who do not meet the requirements of the CPD program will be removed in line with RANZCOG Regulations A7, which also includes regulations regarding reinstatement to Associate Membership (Pacific) status.

Application form

To apply for RANZCOG Associate Membership (Pacific), submit your application online.
The following documents/information will be required (please compile in readiness, prior to lodging your application):
  • Certificate: Specialist Medical Qualification (Master of Medicine MMed in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, or equivalent)
  • Certificate: Postgraduate Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Certificate: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Current Annual Practising Certificate (from Medical Board/Medical Council)
  • Certificate of Registration as a Specialist Medical Practitioner (if available / optional).


  • The name, phone number and email address for two referees (registered medical practitioners with whom you have been associated or worked with in the past two years who have agreed they may be contacted in regard to your application).

For further information please contact RANZCOG's Global Health Unit via email: [email protected]

RANZCOG CPD program for Associate Members (Pacific)

The CPD Program for Associate Members (Pacific) enables Pacific O&G specialists to take responsibility for their own professional development. The program is aligned with the RANZCOG CPD Program for RANZCOG Fellows. Participation is compulsory for Associate Members as per RANZCOG Regulation A1.6.4. For more information about the CPD Program for Associate Members (Pacific), contact the Global Health Unit on [email protected].


Associate Members (Pacific) do not pay a fee directly to the College; RANZCOG manages Associate Member subscriptions through liaison with local O&G Societies.


More information

Australian and NZ Associates
For further information please contact the CPD team:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9412 2967

Pacific Associates
For further information please contact the Global Health Unit:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9412 2926 



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