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General Practitioners   of Australia

connecting GPs across this vast land

National GP Organisations

      Listed below are groups which represent general practitioners across Australia. For the other (non-general practice) Australian colleges click here.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

    The RACGP was formed in 1958 with the stated aim "to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians by supporting GPs, as well as the medical education of the undergraduate, recent graduate, and those already in practice".


The Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine (ACRRM)

    ACRRM was formed in 1997 by the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA). Its aims are to

  • deliver rural and remote medicine as a broad but discrete form of general practice
  • provide well-designed vocational training and continuing medical education for rural doctors, and
  • address the shortage of rural and remote doctors in Australia, by providing them with a separate and distinctive professional body

AGPA Logo The Australian General Practice Alliance (AGPA)

    The Australian General Practice Alliance ( AGPA) formed in 2016 to represent the interests of GP practice owners. Its formation was triggered by the decisions made by the Australian Government regarding pathology collection centre rentals. The AGPA seeks to advocate and lobby Government to keep control of general practice in the hands of GPs and considers that the Australian model of GP owned private general practice has been responsible for our international reputation as an efficient and highly effective primary health care service.

Chair: Dr John Deery
Contact: - via webpage


AAGP Logo The Australian General Practice Group (AGPG)

    The Australian General Practice Group ( AGPG) comprises of

  • The Australian Association of General Practitioners. This is a registered not-for-profit association. The role of the association is to be a representative of general practitioners and work with them to influence the health policy that affects the provision of primary health care services to the Australian community.
  • The Australian General Practice Network. This network offers a specialised service for human resources (placements of nurses, practice managers and administrative staff for members).

The United General Practitioners Association(UGPA)

    The United General Practitioners Association is a group which is made up from the following:

  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • The Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • The Australian General Practice Network (AGPN)
  • The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)
  • General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA)
  • The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)