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Welcome to the Australian Medical Association (ACT) Limited

Welcome to the website of the Australian Medical Association (ACT) Ltd. The AMA is the largest independent organisation for all doctors. Its members are registered medical practitioners and medical students.

AMA ACT represents medical students, junior doctors, salaried hospital doctors, specialists and VMOs, salaried non-clinical doctors and academics through a range of disciplines.

The AMA acts as an advocate for the medical profession and for patients

For a comprehensive guide to the AMA’s position and policies go to ama.com.au. This website is designed to be a resource for members and to assist patients seeking medical specialists.

Only members have web access to employment advice and awards, professional and commercial benefits.


Members of the public wishing to make a complaint about a doctor

Please note that the AMA is unable to process complaints.  Please call the Australian Health Practioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on 1300 419 495 or visit their website www.ahpra.gov.au .


Family Doctor Week 2014

On the eve of the AMA’s Family Doctor Week (21 – 27 July 2014), AMA ACT President Dr Elizabeth Gallagher and ACT Medicare Local Chair (ACTML) Dr Rashmi Sharma acknowledge the considerable contribution of Canberra’s GPs to the Canberra community, not only to their patients but to health policy, academia and training of future GPs.  Read the joint press release here.


Art In, Butt Out is an initiative of the AMA ACT’s Tobacco Task Force.  The competition is open to students in Year 8 whether in ACT public and private schools or home schooled.

Year 8 students are asked to design an antismoking advertisement.  Entry is free and the winning young designer will have their design featured on Canberra Milk cartons later in the year and they will receive a gift voucher for $250 to spend at selected shops within the Canberra Centre.

The competition has closed.  

The winner will be announced in August 2014.

 Good luck to all entrants.



As a member of the AMA, your interests will be represented and protected in all discussions with Federal and State governments and their instrumentalities, other medical bodies and commercial organisations.

Industrial Advice

The AMA ACT provides valuable industrial advice to members. Our industrial officer ensures that members are well advised, either as employers or employees.

Practice Advice

Advice including incorporation, award rates for staff, locums, patients of a medical practice records, advertising and publicity etc., is readily available for members. Guidelines for contracts with practice principals available on request at no cost.

The Doctors’ Health Advisory Service

The Doctors’ Health Advisory Service exists to assist doctors and medical students, and their families, in need of support. It is independent of all other medical organisations and its services benefit both the profession and public.

  • Stress and mental illness
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Personal and financial difficulties

The DHAS aims to help to restore doctors to their full personal, professional and social capabilities. When this is not possible, alternatives have to be considered which will enable the practitioners to function in the community, while maintaining their dignity. The colleague of first contact is Dr Stan Doumani who has a panel of supportive general practitioners who provide assistance to colleagues. AMA (ACT) provides some support for DHAS as a community service to the profession.

The contact number for this service is 0407 265 414.

AMA Career Assist

Supporting you on your professional journey. 

A member only service for professional advice on career options, preparing your application, CV development and presentation, contact your local support service.

Contact your AMA ACT for Careers Assistance.  Phone 6270 5410.

Health Qualifications for Practice Support Staff

Esset Australia and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) ACT are pleased to announce the Health Training Solutions program, delivering nationally recognised Health Support and Administration courses to Health Practices in the ACT.  This program enables administrative and support staff to gain essential skills for the delivery of high quality healthcare.  A range of nationally recognised qualifications are available, offering options in:

  • Patient/customer service;
  • Processing medical accounts;
  • Medical terminology;
  • Managing patient records;
  • Practice management; and
  • Workplace health and safety.

Health Practices already participating in the Health Training Solutions program have realised a range of benefits, including:

  • Increased skill level of their employees;
  • The ability of employees to overcome workplace issues;
  • The accreditation of employees at an industry set standard of competency;
  • Professional development activities aligned to the needs of practice accreditation processes; and
  • Government incentives, available for eligible employees.

The Health Training Solutions program is delivered on-site, via on-the-job coaching, with experienced Esset Australia facilitators supporting participants as they work on practical, relevant tasks.

For further information, visit www.esset.com.au or phone AMA (ACT) on 02 6270 5410. To register your Expression of Interest, please complete the form here and fax to AMA (ACT) on 02 6273 0455.

Useful Links

Federal AMA

AMA South Australia

AMA Queensland

AMA Western Australia

AMA New South Wales

AMA Victoria

AMA Northern Territory

AMA Tasmania

AMA Careers Advisory Service

Australian Medical Students Association

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

AMPCo (Australian Medical Publishing Company Pty Ltd)

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