Medical and allied health professionals, their families and staff, medical and health care students and AMA employees are eligible to join Doctors’ Health Fund. 

To join Doctors’ Health Fund, you must be:  

  1. A current or former registered Medical Practitionera;
  2. A current or former registered Health Practitionerb in one of the following categories: 
    • medical;
    • medical radiationc;
    • optometry;
    • dentald;
    • occupational therapy;
    • physiotherapy;
    • psychology;
  3. A person studying to become a practitioner of points 1 or 2, at an Australian educational institution;
  4. An overseas qualified doctor who is registered for the AMC exams;
  5. An employee of a Medical Practitioner or a Health Practitioner or an officer or employee of an incorporated practice of a Medical Practitioner or a Health Practitioner;
  6. Employed in any role by a federal or state Australian Medical Association (AMA), or an associated or subsidiary organisation of an AMA;
  7. Employed in any role by an association whose members are medical practitioners or health practitioners;
  8. An officer or employee (including contractors) of Avant Insurance Limited (ABN 82 003 707 471) or Avant Law Pty Limited (ACN 136 429 153);
  9. A family member of someone who qualifies in any of the above. Family members include:
    • Spouse or partner
    • Dependant children
    • Adult children (including spouse or partnere)
    • Parents
    • Siblings (including spouse or partnere)
    • Nieces and nephews
    • Grandchildren

What if I leave the profession?

Once you have been a member of the Fund you retain the right to remain a member, even if you change employment or cease to fulfil the criteria above.

What if I'm from overseas?

If you are living in Australia on a visa please click here for more information.

To join the Doctors’ Health Fund, please call 1800 226 126 or email us at

a Medical Practitioner means a person who is, or was at any time, registered or licensed as a medical practitioner under a law of a State or Territory that provides for the registration or licensing of medical practitioners.

b Health Practitioner means a person who is, or was at any time, in one of the above categories of health practitioner, as listed in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (Qld) (whether or not registered or practising in Queensland or any other Australian State or Territory).

Medical radiation means a person working as a medical radiation practitioner, diagnostic radiographer, medical imaging technologist, radiographer, nuclear medicine scientist, nuclear medicine technologist or radiation therapist.

d Dental means a person working as a dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist or oral health therapist.

e Includes former spouse or former partner.