The APS is now an incorporated entity – the Australian Paediatric Society Ltd. The constitution of the APS requires members to apply to join and pay an entrance fee that the directors have determined as $10.
At this point in time, there are no on-going subscription fees.
Application for membership of the Society is welcomed from:
- Regional Paediatricians who are Fellows of the RACP
- General Paediatricians who are Fellows of the RACP and have shared interests with regional paediatricians
- Trainees who may intend working in regional Australia
- Retired general paediatricians
Currently there are over 400 members across Australia.
The Membership Application Form can be downloaded here: Download
Honorary Membership may be conferred on those persons who are not eligible for ordinary membership of the Society but who have been deemed to have made a significant contribution to paediatrics and child health.
Life membership may be conferred to any member for distinguished service to the Society or its previous forms as the Regional Paediatricians Group or the Regional and General Paediatric Society. In 2012, Peter Vine (Albury) and Peter Eastaugh (Shepparton) became the first inaugural life members of the APS because of their significant contribution to rural child health and the Society over the past 30 years.