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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is a membership organisation that trains, supports and represents psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand. We also advocate for better mental health for our communities.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are experts in mental health.

What the RANZCP does


  • manages the training program that doctors complete to become psychiatrists
  • sets professional standards for psychiatrists to follow
  • works with governments and a range of health and community organisations to improve mental health for everyone
  • speaks up for people living with mental illness
  • helps psychiatrists to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date through conferences, medical journals (Australasian Psychiatry and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry) and through our continuing professional development program
  • publishes clinical practice guidelines, position statements, policy documents, guides for the community, submissions and reports.

Most psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand are members of the RANZCP.

The College has a head office in Melbourne, a national office in Aotearoa New Zealand, and branch offices around Australia. 

More about the RANZCP

Visit the main RANZCP website for more about our work.