General Practitioners   of Australia

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Australian General Practice Organisations

      Listed below are national groups (other than the GP colleges) which represent general practitioners.
For the Australian colleges click here.

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)

    The RDAA was formed in 1991 and is a national body representing the interests of rural medical practitioners right around Australia. The vision is for excellent medical care for rural and remote communities. It is committed to building and maintaining a workforce of highly skilled and motivated rural medical practitioners. This requires adequate training and proper incentives, remuneration and support (both professional and personal). The RDAA comprises the Rural Doctors Association (RDA) of each State and Territory. State RDAs are autonomous entities which negotiate with government and other bodies in their own jurisdictions. Members are typically drawn from small rural towns and remote areas.

Contact: via a form on the RDAA website.

AGPA Logo The Australian General Practitioners Alliance (AGPA)

    The The Australian General Practitioners Association (AGPA) is an independent organisation which was founded in 2016 with the aim of representing GP practice owners to ensure the viability of their practices, recognising 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. AGPA aims to work alongside the AMA and RACGP as an independent voice to represent GPs who believe that ownership of practices by GPs best aligns business objectives with patient outcomes, the aim being to shape practices to provide sustainable, safe and accessible care. While needing to operate with business principles, the overarching objective is to provide excellent health care to patients over the long term.

Contact: via website form

GPRA Logo The General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)

    The General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) is a not-for-profit organisation advocating in both the general practice sector and with the government on issues that matter to GP registrars.

Contact: via webpage

The Association of Australian General Practitioners (AAGP)

    The Australian Association of General Practice ( AAGP) is an independent organisation which was founded and led by GPs with the aim of representing all Australian GPs. It is currently in the process of re-inventing itself. Current Board Members of AAGP are Dr Rod Pearce (Adelaide), Dr Nick Demediuk (Melbourne), Dr Graeme Downe (Melbourne), Dr Jayne Ingham(Brisbane) and Mr David Singe (CEO).

Contact: Mr David Singe (CEO) - Email:

The GP Supervisors Australia (GPSA)

    The GP Supervisors Australia (GPSA) s an organisation supporting a sustainable future for GP supervisors and the future GP workforce. Theey do this by supporting and representing the views of GP supervisors nationally.

Contact: - Email: admin@gpsupervisorsaustralia

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)
  • The General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA)
  • The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)