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Membership is open to Registered and Retired Medical Practitioners only

ANZSPM welcomes enquiries or applications for membership from prospective members. Our members are medical practitioners who either practise or have an interest in palliative medicine.

Information about membership is provided below. All applicants must be proposed by a financial member of the Society (the proposer must be a Full, Honorary Life or Retired member), and all applications need to be approved by ANZSPM Council. Please note a trainee member is not eligible to be a proposer. 

Applicants are able to nominate a proposer via the online application process, but are encouraged to discuss their application with their nominated proposer before submitting their application.

If you have any general enquiries about applying e.g. whether you are eligible to join, or need assistance with your application, please contact us by Email or ph +61 2 6189 2244.

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Applications for membership are processed via our online system. 

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If you are unable to use our online system, please email ANZSPM for assistance.

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Information about Membership

Full Membership

Full membership is offered to registered medical practitioners who can demonstrate an interest in Palliative Medicine, through clinical practice, research, education or administration in Palliative Medicine.

Trainee Membership

Trainee membership  is offered to registered medical practitioners involved in or interested in palliative medicine, who are in training posts or have completed training within the past 12 months (or a longer period at discretion of Council) and are in transition from a trainee to a specialist role.  

Associate Membership

Associate membership is offered to registered medical practitioners who are:
i. General Practitioners who demonstrate an interest in Palliative Medicine, but do not wish to have full membership rights; or
ii. Medical Officers whose primary vocation may be in a field other than Palliative Medicine, but who demonstrate an interest in Palliative Medicine, and do not wish to have full membership rights; or
iii. Medical Practitioners who demonstrate an interest in Palliative Medicine, but who are primarily resident in places other than Australia or New Zealand, and do not wish to have full membership rights.
Associate Members are entitled to limited membership benefits of the Society. They will not have voting rights and will be ineligible to hold Office.  

Retired Membership

Retired membership status will be offered to full members of the Society who have been a full member of ANZSPM for at least 10 years (or a shorter period at discretion of Council) and be either:

i. no longer registered to practice as a Medical Practitioner; or

ii. a current registered Medical practitioner retired from full-time practice; and

iii. maintain a keen interest in palliative medicine.

Student Membership 

To be eligible for student membership, an individual must be enrolled at a recognised tertiary institution in Australian or New Zealand studying full-time to become a medical practitioner and have an interest in palliative medicine.

Student members will not have voting rights and will be ineligible to hold office.

On completion of their studies, student members shall be entitled to transfer their membership to Full or Associate membership, having regard to their individual circumstances. 

Honorary Life Membership

Honorary life membership will be granted by the Society to full members who have made an outstanding contribution to ANZSPM or to  Palliative Medicine in Australia and New Zealand. Such persons shall, for the term of their lives, enjoy the rights and privileges of Full Membership.

Benefits of Membership

By joining ANZSPM, you become part of a network of medical practitioners practicing in, or with an interest in, palliative medicine. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our purpose of improving health outcomes for every person with a life limiting illness in Australia and New Zealand, by participating in ANZSPM's educational opportunities; by contributing to consultations, working groups and committees; and by sharing your knowledge, skills and experience with other members through our events and communications. Other ancillary benefits of membership include:

Membership fees

Annual membership fees are determined by the ANZSPM Council. Payments for membership apply for the period 1 July to 30 June and are processed in Australian Dollars. Please download our Refund Policy for more information. 

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Membership fees for the 2020-21 financial year are provided below.

Member TypeAUS MemberNZ Member
Full MemberAUD$400NZD$380
Associate MemberAUD$200NZD$190
Trainee MemberAUD$195NZD$185
Retired MemberAUD$135NZD$125
Student AUD$55NZD$50