Membership Information

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.