Retired fellows

Information for retired fellows

A "fully retired" fellow is a fellow who has ceased practising all forms of clinical medicine, medico-legal work and clinical support activities (such as administration, teaching and research). A retired fellow may or may not decide to maintain medical registration.

Fellows who meet this definition are no longer required to pay an annual membership subscription. If they elect not to maintain their medical registration after retirement, they are not required to participate in a continuing professional development program.


Retirement and continuing professional development

The requirements for participation in continuing professional development change upon retirement depending on your work status. 

Fellows who do not maintain their medical registration post-retirement do not need to participate in continuing professional development. 


Fellows who maintain their medical registration but retire from clinical practice can amend their participant status to non-clinical. Retired fellows who are not involved in direct patient care but work in any other capacity are required to achieve 80 credits across the triennium through participation in knowledge and skills activities. They are not required to complete practice evaluation or emergency response activities. An annual statement of participation will become available to retired fellows upon completion of the continuing professional development plan and 15 credits.


Retired fellows can continue participation as a clinical or non-interventional practice type should they wish without advising the college. 

Fellows who wish to alter their CPD participant status can contact the Continuing Professional Development unit via or on +61 3 9510 6299.

Application for retirement concession

Once you have decided to retire, please complete and return the application for concession, which can be found here. When you complete the form please ensure that you:

  1. Nominate your retirement date.
  2. Tick concession number.

Following notification of retirement, no annual subscription fee is payable. For any queries relating to your  subscription concession application, please email


Benefits for retired fellows

The college gratefully acknowledges the contributions that retired fellows have made to the college and their profession and provides the following specific ongoing benefits for retired Fellows:


These benefits are in addition to the many benefits that continue to be provided when you retire. Many of these can be found here.


ANZCA's communications activities keep retired fellows up-to-date and lift the profile of anaesthesia and pain medicine with policy makers and in the wider community. This work includes:

Please contact ANZCA if you would like to change the communications that you receive.

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Contacting the college

Contact the college here.

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