International Affiliates

International Affiliate membership of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) provides an opportunity for international leaders working in the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology to enhance their knowledge and skills in the pursuit of excellence in women's health.

The regulations that govern this class of RANZCOG membership are contained in Regulation A1.7. Please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations


Registered medical practitioners working as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology in countries other than Australia and New Zealand, who are not RANZCOG Fellows and are not eligible for membership of the College as an Associate Member or as an Educational Affiliate, may apply to be admitted as an International Affiliate.

Application form

To apply, please download and complete the International Affiliate Membership Application Form (Word).

Return to Member Services by emailing [email protected], or faxing or posting to College House, along with the required supporting documentation.


Please refer to Annual Subscription Fees for current fee pricing information.

Please refer to the International Affiliate Annual Subscription Fee Banding Levels document (PDF) to determine the income group and fee banding level of your country of residence and/or employment.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The RANZCOG 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.

Contact the College for further information or to apply to participate in the RANZCOG CPD Program.



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