About the RACP

The RACP trains, educates and advocates on behalf of more than 15,000 physicians and 8,000 trainee physicians across Australia and New Zealand.

The RACP represents a broad range of medical specialties including:

  • general and acute care medicine
  • paediatrics and child health
  • cardiology
  • gastroenterology
  • respiratory medicine
  • neurology
  • oncology
  • immunology and allergy
  • haematology
  • endocrinology
  • infectious diseases
  • nephrology
  • rheumatology
  • neonatal/perinatal medicine
  • public health medicine
  • occupational and environmental medicine
  • palliative medicine
  • sexual health medicine
  • rehabilitation medicine
  • geriatric medicine
  • addiction medicine.

Beyond the drive for medical excellence, the RACP is committed to developing health and social policies which bring vital improvements to the wellbeing of patients.

The RACP offers 60 training pathways. These lead to the award of one of seven qualifications that align with 45 specialist titles recognised by the Medical Board of Australia or allow for registration in nine vocational scopes with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Congress Program Committee 

  • Dr David Beaumont, Lead Fellow
  • Dr Judy Balint, Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Representative
  • Associate Professor Nick Buckmaster, Adult Medicine Division Representative
  • Professor Ian Cameron, Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Representative
  • Professor Stephen Clarke, NSW State Committee Representative
  • Dr Margie Danchin, Paediatrics & Child Health Division Co-Representative
  • Associate Professor John Eastwood, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine Representative
  • Professor Lynne Madden, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine Representative
  • Dr Phoebe Stewart, College Trainees’ Committee Representative
  • Dr Nicholas Wood, Paediatrics & Child Health Division Co-Representative

General Information 

Flights: Sydney Airport is the major transport hub for Sydney, New South Wales with flights from Australia and around the world. For details, please visit the Sydney Airport website.

Airport transfers: It takes approximately 20 minutes by car to travel from the airport to the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). It’s easy to arrange a taxi from the airport, or alternatively, there are trains from the airport to Sydney Central.

Accommodation: RACP has secured accommodation rooms located close to the Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC) in order to service the needs of the conference delegates. Rooms can be booked at a range of hotels as part of the online registration process. Hotels, rooms and rates are listed on the registration page of the Congress website. Delegates are reminded to book your accommodation as early as possible to avoid the disappointment of not securing your first choice of venue.

Climate: May in Sydney is still autumn with warm days and mild nights. In May, the average daytime temperatures in Sydney are generally around 16°C and hardly fall below the average minimum temperatures of 12°C. The peak temperature of the month can reach a pleasant 20°C.

Insurance: Please consider purchasing travel insurance prior to RACP Congress. We recommend you purchase travel insurance that covers non-refundable congress fees. Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind and the RACP will not accept liability.

Visas: If you are travelling internationally to the RACP Congress, please ensure you have six months validity on your passport from your departure date. Also check online to confirm whether you will need a visa. Once you have registered and paid for your registration via the online portal, you will receive a confirmation email outlining your selections for Congress. This confirmation email will satisfy visa application requirements and no further documentation should be necessary.


What are the RACP Congress 2018 registration fees?

For full registration details, including cost, please refer to the information provided under the register tab of this site.

When does Early Bird registration end?

If you register before  Sunday,18 February 2018 you will receive the early bird registration rate.

When do I need to pay by?

Full payment is required either at the time of registration or no later than two weeks after making your registration.

Please read our full terms and conditions.

Will RACP Congress count towards my CPD requirements?

Yes. Fellows can claim attendance at the RACP Congress 2018 at 1 CPD credit per hour under ‘Group Learning Activities’.

Can I attend a session not applicable to my speciality?

You are welcome to attend any session that interests you.

What happens if I have paid and can no longer attend RACP Congress 2018? Is my payment refundable?

Your cancellation must be received in writing via email before Monday, 30 April 2018. An administration fee may apply for paid event cancellations made before the registration closing date on Monday, 7 May 2018. No refunds will be given after the registration closing date.

As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person without incurring any penalty. The Conference Secretariat must be advised of the transfer in writing. Please email the name, position, phone and email address of the new delegate. There will be no refunds for any items purchased by the original delegate.

Please read our full terms and conditions.

What accommodation would you recommend?

There is plenty of accommodation in and around Sydney. We’ve made some accommodation recommendations for you, details available in the registration section of this website. You are able to book your accommodation via the online registration system. 

I plan on spending additional time in Sydney, what should I do?

There is plenty to do in and around Sydney, New South Wales. When making plans, we suggest you visit www.sydney.com.au  or www.visitnsw.com  as a starting point.

Still don’t have answers to your questions? Please email us.


My CPD: The RACP provides the MyCPD program as an online service to Fellows to assist in meeting mandated continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. To make it easy for Fellows to claim participation in RACP Congress 2018 as CPD credits in MyCPD, a CPD shortcut will be sent to attendees with their certificate of attendance.

The CPD team are happy to help with any enquiries, feel free to contact them on MyCPD@racp.edu.au or +61 2 8247 6201 in Australia, or MyCPD@racp.org.nz or +64 4 460 8122 in New Zealand.

Still don’t have answers to your questions? Please email us.



The RACP Congress 2018 website and registration systems are both created in secure systems. To confirm the sites you are viewing are the official Congress website and registration system the web address will start with www.racpcongress.com.au and the registration site will start with www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?evenid=reference.

All official Congress related information will be made available via the Congress website www.racpcongress.com.au and all communication for RACP Congress 2018 will only be issued from the email addresses ending in either @racp.edu.au or our official event partners @saneevent.com.au (Congress Secretariat).

Both College IT systems and our event partners IT systems are secure, and the use of any other website or email address is an opportunistic attempt to target anyone across the healthcare sector.

If you have any further questions, please contact memberservices@racp.edu.au.

Event Sponsors

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