The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest general practice organisation, representing urban and rural general practitioners.
The RACGP is the specialty medical college for general practice in Australia. We represent over 39,000 members working in or towards a career in general practice.
The RACGP is widely recognised as a leader in the provision of general practice education and training and has supported more than 23,000 GPs in achieving Fellowship since 1958. The RACGP encourages medical graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, whether in Australia or located outside Australia, to consider a career in general practice in Australia.
The RACGP is also the largest representative body for rural general practice, with over 11,000 members making up RACGP Rural. The RACGP Rural has pathways designed for both general practice registrars and experienced practising GPs. The Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) aims to develop advanced rural skills and broaden options for safe, accessible and comprehensive care for Australia’s rural, remote and very remote communities.
As a specialist medical college, we serve with integrity, strive for excellence, foster general practice unity, advocate for health equity and embrace the diversity of the profession.
The RACGP’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia by supporting GPs, general practice registrars and medical students through its principal activities of education, training and research and by assessing doctors’ skills and knowledge, supplying ongoing professional development activities, developing resources and guidelines, helping GPs with issues that affect their practice, and developing standards that general practices use to ensure high quality healthcare.