AMA (SA) History

Learn more about the history of AMA (SA).


The AMA(SA) is one of the oldest associations in Australia, formed in 1879, initially as a branch of the British Medical Association. The South Australian branch promoted the formation of a national organisation, and the Australian Medical Association was inaugurated in Adelaide in May 1962.

Past Presidents

You can find a list of past presidents of the AMA(SA), including during its early years as the BMA in SA here. 


Further information

Take a glimpse into the early origins of the AMA(SA)  here.

For more detail on the history of the BMA and AMA in South Australia visit: