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

The Australian Medical Council acknowledges the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the original Australians and the Māori People as the tangata whenua (Indigenous) Peoples of Aotearoa (New Zealand). We recognise them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

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.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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Our purpose

The Australian Medical Council’s purpose is to ensure that the standards of education, training and assessment of the medical profession promote and protect the health of the Australian community. 

Develop accreditation standards for medical programs across all phases of medical education.
Assess medical programs and their providers against the standards and accredit programs that meet these standards.
Assess international medical graduates seeking registration to practise medicine in Australia.


  • Assess authorities in other countries to ensure they meet the standards to be accepted as a competent authority. 
  • Ensure culturally safe practice to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples.  
  • Work with government and state and territory regulatory authorities to improve the standards of medical education.
  • Assess new medical specialties. 

What we don’t do

  • Register doctors (this is a function of the Medical Board of Australia). 
  • Have responsibility for medical employment in Australia. 
  • Make decisions about Australia’s medical workforce. 
  • Process applications for medical training in Australia. 
  • Provide continuing medical education courses or other medical training. 

AMC Constitution

The AMC Constitution is the key governing document, setting out the purpose and objectives of the organisation, membership composition, governances structures and how governance bodies make decisions. 

Read the AMC Constitution

Strategic Plan

The AMC’s Strategic Plan (2022-2028) is one of its key governing documents, defining the priorities needed to achieve its vision and communicating these to internal and external stakeholders. 

The Strategic Plan focuses on strategic actions and projects to strengthen the relationship between the core business functions of standards development, accreditation and assessment and meeting community health needs. 

AMC Strategic Plan (2022-2028)

Annual Report

The AMC’s activities over the financial year are captured in its Annual Report.  

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