The Australian Medical Council is an organisation whose work impacts across the lands of Australia and New Zealand.

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We pay our respects to them and to their Elders, both past, present and emerging, and we recognise their enduring connection to the lands we live and work on, and honour their ongoing connection to those lands, its waters and sky.

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The Australian Medical Council

The AMC is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a registered charity. It is subject to the Corporations Act 2001 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 and operates in accordance with its Constitution.

The AMC is governed by its Directors and the Members of the Company (AMC Council). AMC Standing Committees and sub committees provide support and advice to the Directors and Council.

The AMC Secretariat, based in Canberra and Melbourne, supports the functions of the AMC.

Directors (Board)

AMC Directors determine the AMC’s strategic direction and oversee its business activities to pursue the Objects to the AMC. This includes setting the AMC’s strategic direction, ensuring corporate governance compliance and good practice, promoting the AMC’s reputation and standing, financial oversight, and determining the direction of AMC committees.

The President, Deputy President and three Directors are elected from among the AMC Members. The five Chairs of the Standing Committees are ex-officio Directors.

Directors receive high-level advice from the AMC’s Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee, Investment Reserve Advisory Group and the five Standing Committees.

The powers and duties of the AMC Directors are set out in the AMC Constitution, the Corporations Act, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Act and the general law. The Directors meet regularly and have in place mechanisms for the conduct of special meetings.


The role of Council (AMC Ltd Members) is two-fold:

Individual Members of a Company Limited by Guarantee with the roles and responsibilities outlined in the AMC Constitution and Commonwealth Acts.

A community of individuals bringing their views and experience as ambassadors of sectors or organisations to provide input to the operations and strategic direction of the AMC.

Council holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November and a General Meeting mid-year.

AMC Council members are drawn from groups associated with medical education, health delivery and standards of medical practice in Australia.

The AMC President, Deputy President, and the Chairs of AMC Standing committees are also members of Council.

AMC Committees

The AMC has five Constituted Standing Committees: 

  • Medical School Accreditation Committee 

Oversees the process for accreditation of primary medical programs and providers. 

  • Prevocational Standards Accreditation Committee. 

Oversees accreditation and review processes for the prevocational phase of medical education including: review of intern training accreditation bodies, accreditation of international medical graduates, assessment processes for Workplace Based Assessment and pre-employment structured clinical interviews. 

  • Specialist Education Accreditation Committee. 

Oversees the process for accreditation of specialist medical education programs and continuing professional development programs. 

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and Māori Committee 

Established as a Constituted Standing Committee in June 2019 to strengthen the AMC’s approach to improving the health and social outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia and Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

  • Assessment Committee 

Monitors the operation of the AMC examinations and reviews the performance of the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Examination, Clinical Examination and Workplace Based Assessment. The Assessment and Innovation Committee has several subcommittees.

There are two Director’s governance committees:

Assists the AMC Directors to fulfil their corporate governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to financial reporting, risk management, internal controls, projects, external audit and compliance with relevant laws, regulations and codes.

Oversees the prudent and efficient management of the AMC’s long-term investment reserve as determined by the Investment Policy and AMC Directors. The Group advises, and reports to, AMC Directors and also reports to the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Council and Committee opportunities

Council and Committee vacancies

The AMC is seeking expressions of interest in membership of the Assessment Committee from AMC candidates that have passed the AMC Clinical Examination.  There is one position available.

The application information (PDF) is available for download here.

Expressions of Interest close COB Friday, 5 April 2024.
Further information can be requested from Zuzette Kruger-Finch at

The AMC is seeking expressions of interest for a member who holds a senior position at a private health service in Australia on the newly established Cosmetic Surgery Accreditation Advisory Committee. 

Download the details of the position, the Committee, and the expected time commitment.

Interested applicants are asked to complete and return the expression of interest form.

Further information can be requested via

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