We campaign for you

We are here to stand up for your rights, support you in the workplace, and champion medical care for rural and remote communities.  

The AMA is committed to addressing the shortage of medical practitioners in rural and remote Australia, and removing access barriers to improve the health and wellbeing of rural communities.  

To support rural doctors, the AMA provides tools, information, and resources to assist rural doctors in their professional and business lives.  

GPs have a say in the work of the AMA through the AMA Council of Rural Doctors (CRD).

CRD develops new, and revises existing, policy on issues that relate to the delivery of health services and remote medical and workforce issues in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia. 

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AMA advocacy in action

2022 Rural Health Issues survey  
The Survey results highlight the need for investment to address medical workforce shortages in rural, regional and remote Australia.

AMA Rural and Remote Medical Workforce Policy Summary
The AMA rural and remote medical workforce policy summary focuses on training and retention. We support equal access to healthcare for rural communities.

Rural training pathways for specialists   
Current barriers for accreditation of prevocational and vocational training posts in rural and regional areas must be identified and addressed.  

AMA Response to the National Rural Generalist Taskforce Advice to the National Rural Health Commissioner   
The AMA supports the development of a National Rural Generalist Pathway.  

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Top AMA resources

Practicing in rural and remote Australia 
Rural and remote doctors face some unique challenges. Be prepared before embarking on rural and remote medical practice.  

Rural and Remote General Practice: Specialty Training Pathway Guide
Exclusive to AMA Members, learn more about the professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification, and continuing professional development in the specialty of Rural and Remote General Practice.  

AMA Code of Ethics  
AMA ethical principles to guide doctors' conduct in their relationships with patients, colleagues, and society.  

AMA GP Practice Support Toolkit
A one-stop shop to more than 400 commonly used practice support, administrative, and diagnostic tools for General Practitioners.  

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Career advancement
Discover a range of courses and learning materials to help you excel in your career and studies, no matter what stage you are at. Get help with making an informed choice about your medical career.

CPD tracking
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doctorportal Learning
doctorportal Learning is your online learning catalogue that you can access at your own pace, from wherever you are. From specialty topics to medical ethics and career development,  doctorportal  Learning  modules can help you to develop the skills you need to excel in your career as a doctor.

Benefits at work  
Your local AMA can help you with workplace concerns or queries.  

Benefits for the profession  
Your local AMA tirelessly defends your terms and conditions and represents your needs.  

Benefits for your career  
Your local AMA has the tools and advice to support you at every stage of your career.  

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AMA CRD Chair Dr Marco Guiseppin
Dr Marco Guiseppin
Chair, AMA CRD

AMA Council of Rural Doctors

The AMA Council of Rural Doctors develops new, and revises existing, policy on issues that relate to the delivery of health services and remote medical and workforce issues in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia. 

Rural Doctor Benefits

Get discounts and exclusive rewards on a broad range of lifestyle and business products and services.  

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Northern Territory offers are included below.

Federal AMA Member offers

AMA members can use AMA post nominal letters while they are a current, financial member of the Australian Medical Association. 

Members must agree to abide by the AMA Code of Ethics. The Code was updated in 2016 and can be viewed here. Accredited, online learning to better understand the Code can be completed on doctorportal Learningfree for AMA members.

The right to use the post nominal letters has been included in the By Laws of Australian Medical Association Limited. The By Laws also provide for the award of a Fellowship of the AMA, where outstanding services have been provided to the Association.

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AMA members receive a 10% discount on all products at the MJA Bookshop.

The MJA Bookshop sells a wide range of Australian medical texts and is the exclusive Australian distributor for American Medical Association publications.

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Now more than ever, employers are looking for doctors with your experience. 

With MJA Jobs Board, you can search, view and apply for medical jobs across Australia, absolutely free of cost.

AMA members receive a 50% discount every time they post a job, which is sent to over 32,000 MJA Jobs newsletter subscribers every fortnight.

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Click this link to search and apply to open positions or post jobs on MJA Jobs Board.

The Virgin Australia Lounge allows you to mix business and leisure. A great variety of work zones are offered, from private meeting rooms to workstations and open-planned meeting areas; all supported with free access to wireless broadband. With the lounge’s free-flowing hospitality and a relaxed ambience, you’ll also find plenty of room to catch up and be entertained.

AMA members and their partners receive a discount on joining and annual renewal fees. For an update on Virgin Lounge COVID-19 access, please click here.

For more information on the Virgin Australia Lounge please refer to their website

As an AMA member, you and your partner are entitled to great discounts on QANTAS Club membership. For an update on COVID-19 access from the QANTAS Club Team, please click here.

To access the special discounted rates below, please contact QANTAS on 1300 402 515 and quote the AMA's Corporate Scheme Number: 110 896

AMA member discount provides a 30% discount to Membership fees & Renewal fees.

For QANTAS travel updates, please refer to their website.

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AMA, through its collaboration with Wolters Kluwer, is pleased to offer AMA members a discount on annual or longer individual UpToDate subscriptions as a special member benefit. * 
AMA members can subscribe to UpToDate at these special rates: 

  • Professional members are eligible for a 15% discount and can SAVE up to USD 170 

  • Junior doctors are eligible for a 20% discount and can SAVE up to USD 70 

  • Student members are eligible for a 50% discount and can SAVE up to USD 200 

What Is UpToDate? 

UpToDate is the evidence-based, physician-authored resource trusted for reliable clinical answers. UpToDate incorporates the latest medical findings, the best available evidence, and practical recommendations for patient care—so whatever your clinical question, you can be sure to find the answers you need. 

With an individual subscription to UpToDate, you can: 

  • Benefit from the expertise and clinical experience of more than 7,300 physician authors and editors who critically evaluate the medical literature to create the content. 

  • Increase your knowledge with access to more than 12,000 clinical topics in 25 specialties. 

  • Conveniently earn free CE/CME/CPD credits while reading topics in UpToDate and redeem the credits using the UpToDate mobile app or online.1 

Plus, you can save on our optional add-on products such as UpToDate MobileComplete™, and UpToDate® Advanced that improve your experience at the same discounted rates above! †‡ 

To subscribe and save, simply sign in using your AMA username and password. 

*Savings on annual and longer subscriptions only and based on subscription type. AMA member prices are reflected in the UpToDate storefront when you are signed into the AMA website with your membership login. Applicable taxes may apply. Proof of status is required for all trainee and student orders. 
†UpToDate Advanced can be added to Individual Online subscriptions for an additional fee. It is not available as a standalone product. Special trainee and student rates and multi-year subscriptions are available.  For more information, please visit www.wolterskluwer.com/en/solutions/uptodate/uptodate-advanced
‡Access to UpToDate mobile app or UpToDate MobileComplete requires an individual subscription. Wi-Fi access is required for initial MobileComplete download as well as for content updates. For current information on supported devices, please visit www.uptodate.com/mobile
1For more information about accreditation, go to www.uptodate.com/cme, and for more information about educational objectives, go to www.uptodate.com/home/educational-objectives. CME/CPD credit is not available with subscriptions purchased at a trainee or student rate. 

The AMA American Express® Cards offer AMA members extra rewards and benefits. 

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FREE benefit with AMA membershipthe Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) is Australia’s leading peer-reviewed general medical journal, delivering leading-edge research to the medical community since 1914.

Published twice a month, with double issues in January and December (22 issues a year), the MJA covers latest Australian clinical research, evidence-based reviews clinical practice updates, authoritative medical opinion and debate, and developments within the humanities with respect to medicine. The MJA encourages comment and debate from readers. 

Non-members can purchase a 12-month subscription to the MJA for $425 or Join now to take advantage of this free member benefit.

Published by the Australasian Medical Publishing Company, owned by the Australian Medical Association.

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 A FREE online resource for AMA members, valued from $499.

The AMA list of Medical Services and Fees provides an important reference for those in medical practice to assist in determining their fees.

Published annually, the list offers costing assistance and guidance only. From 1974 to 2016 the Fees List was printed and distributed in hard copy book format. Now the Fees list is delivered exclusively online.

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Explore great discounts and better value with Budget.

AMA members receive a special 10% discount on car rentals and unbeatable value and service with Budget. Explore a wide selection of vehicles that best suit your needs at discounted rates, Australia wide.

It’s easy with Budget:

  • 10%* off daily rates (AMA members only for Australian car rentals)
  • Better value vehicle rental
  • Large selection of cars, SUV’s, and people-movers
  • Earn Qantas^ points within Australia
  • Competitive rates available in over 120 countries.
Terms and conditions apply.
  • *Discount offer is valid for Australian car rentals booked via the AMA booking tool. This discount applies to the base rate (time & kilometre charge) only. Standard age, credit card and driver requirements apply. Must include coupon number UPPZ005 and BCD D819200 in your reservation (automatically included in booking link). Cars and upgrades are subject to availability at time of rental. Minimum rental period of 1 day applies. Valid for a one car group upgrade from a Group A to Group B, Group B to Group C, Group C to Group D, Group D to Group E. Maximum upgrade to a Group E.  Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion and is not available on package tour or government rates. Rentals are subject to the terms and conditions of the Avis and Budget Rental Agreement at the time of rental. Valid on rentals until 18 December 2020.
  • ^You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and the earning and redemption of points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

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Take advantage of a 10% discount on any Avis car rental. Avis offers a wide range of vehicles, including the latest models, Australia wide.

Experience superior service with Avis:

  • 10%* off daily rates (AMA members only for Australian car rentals)
  • Access to thousands of latest model vehicles across the country
  • Earn Qantas Points^.*
  • Rent through a convenient, extensive network of 230+ locations across Australia.
*Terms & Conditions apply. 
  • *Discount offer is valid for Australian car rentals booked via the AMA booking tool. This discount applies to the base rate (time & kilometre charge) only. Standard age, credit card and driver requirements apply. Rentals are subject to the terms and conditions of the Avis and Budget Rental Agreement at the time of rental. Offer valid until 14 September 2021.
  • ^You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and the earning and redemption of points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions

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Created by the Australian Medical Association, doctorportal Learning provides ongoing high-quality, accredited medical education and effortless CPD tracking.

Engage in CPD Learning that supports your clinical practice.

  • Communications and handling difficult conversations
  • Practice management, including Medicare billing compliance
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Leadership and management.

Browse our catalogue and start learning today!

Struggling to keep track of your completed CPD? Stay in control and on top of your CPD obligations through effortless CPD Tracking.

The AMA CPD Tracker with FREE subscription for AMA members:

  • meets multiple specialties or non-specialty needs
  • displays your personalised progress dashboard with reporting deadlines at a glance
  • provides Medical Board of Australia/AHPRA audit-ready reports at the click of a button
  • uploads and tracks your external CPD evidence.

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We know you need access to learning outside of standard work hours. We’ve made doctorportal Learning available on devices from your laptop to your smartphone, and you don’t need to worry about completing a module in one go. You can pick up where you left off, anytime. Wherever you are, from regional or remote areas to the city, doctorportal Learning gives you easy access to manage your CPD learning needs.

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Questions? View our frequently asked questions (FAQs) to learn more about doctorportal Learning, or email your enquiry.


AMA members enjoy special Hertz discounts including:

  • 10% discounted rental prices
  • Access to reduced daily rates for Optional Services including AER (Accident Excess Reduction) and AER Plus (Accident Excess Reduction Plus).
  • Earn Virgin Blue Velocity points
  • Hertz promotional offers.

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