A Fellow is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist who has completed four years of core training and a further two of advanced training. Only Fellows of the College are permitted to use the FRANZCOG postnominal.

​Currently, there are more than 2000 Fellows in Australia and New Zealand. Fellows continue to develop their skills through the RANZCOG Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. Within the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology, there are five subspecialties recognised by the Medical Board of Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand. To become a subspecialist requires a minimum of three years of additional training. 

Fellows of the College work in the public and private health system, in hospitals and clinics; they teach and undertake research, in universities and in clinical settings; they work collaboratively with other healthcare organisations and government bodies to ensure that women and their families have access to quality care; and many Fellows do extensive pro bono work for the College and the community.

New Fellows

Congratulations on your incredible acheivement! We understand there are a lot of demands for our new Fellows, and figuring out your roles and responsilities within the College can be difficult.

To assist you as you begin this journey, we’ve created a New Fellow Resource Guide. The guide contains useful information to assist trainees with their transition into the Fellowship, including College history, Fellowship requirements, engagement opportunities and staff contacts.
The guide will be emailed to new Fellows upon elevation. If you would like an electronic copy of the New Fellow Resource Guide, please contact the Membership Team at [email protected] or on 03 9412 2908.

35-Year Fellowship (Formerly Life Fellowship)

35-Year Fellowship is awarded to those Fellows who have achieved Long Service (35 years or more continuous Fellowship with RANZCOG , RNZCOG and/or RACOG).

In recognition of their long service and dedication to the profession, 35-Year Fellows will  receive a 35-Year Fellowship pin, awarded at an Annual Regional Dinner in their respective state.

35-Year Fellows are still required to complete the Annual Renewal and CPD requirements while in active clinical practice.

All Fellows are required to notify the College when they transition to retirement.


The FRANZCOG Logo is available for all Fellows of the College to signify their membership of the College and can be used on office stationery, including letterhead and business cards, email signatures, room signage and presentation slides.

FRANZCOG Logos and Lapel Pin

Regional Fellows

Regional Fellows are a group of rural and regional Fellows who come together with an interest in issues that impact on the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology in provincial areas.

Regional Fellows page


RANZCOG introduced certification in five subspecialties in order to improve knowledge, teaching and research, and promote the concentration of specialised expertise, facilities and clinicial material that will be of considerable benefit to patients.

Visit Subspecialist Training for more information and to apply.

Board of Examiners

Fellows, Diplomates and Diplomates Advanced may be appointed to the RANZCOG Board of Examiners.

RANZCOG Board of Examiners

Retirement from Practice

View information and forms related to becoming a Semi-retired or Retired Fellow:

Retirement from Practice

Re-Entry and Training

The RANZCOG re-entry and retraining programs have been developed to support the vision of 'excellence in women's health' by assisting Fellows who wish to return to active practice following a prolonged absence or who have identified themselves as requiring retraining, or have been identified by a Regional Health Board, Medical Board or Medical Council as requiring retraining.

Re-entry to Practice and Retraining Policy (PDF)

Gown and Hat Hire

To hire a gown and/or hat from RANZCOG, please complete the following application form:

Application for Gown and Hat Hire





Dr Jessica Webb

Dr Jessica Webb is a year four FRANZCOG trainee, originally from Lismore, in the Northern Rivers region of far north New South Wales.



Dr Fleur Muirhead

Dr Fleur Muirhead is the elected CWH/DRANZCOG trainee representative on the RANZCOG Trainees’ Committee.



Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku welcomes cultural safety report

RANZCOG has welcomed the release of the Cultural safety within vocational medical training report.