Rehabilitation Medicine
Society of
Australia and New Zealand

RMSANZ is the professional body for rehabilitation physicians and trainees in Australia & New Zealand and offers a stimulating, supportive and collegial environment of professional development, continuing education, policy review and encouragement of teaching and research.

Report published: Inquiry into long COVID and repeated COVID infections

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport has published the report for its inquiry into long COVID and repeated COVID infections, entitled Sick and tired: Casting a long shadow.

The report is available on the Australian Parliament House website using the below links:



Position Statement on the Role of Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians in the management of COVID-19 patients

New Position Statement produced by a working group put together by the board of Directors.

Please click here to view the Position Statement

RMSANZ submission to Parliamentary enquiry into Long COVID

WHO publication of the integrations of rehab and acute care for COVID


RMSANZ wins concessions to protect the clinical independence of all doctors

Following the negotiations with buying group Honeysuckle Health ((HH) – a joint venture between Cigna, a USA health insurer, and nib, an Australian private health insurer) and nib health funds to secure stronger protection for clinical autonomy and patient care.

Please see below to read a letter from RMSANZ President Dr Zoe Adey-Wakeling explaining the process.

Letter from Dr Adey-Wakeling

Link to full determination on Australian Competition Tribunal website


About us

RMSANZ functions as an advocacy group for the rehabilitation profession, committed to improving the quality of care of persons with impairment and disability. The objectives of the society unite the membership with its diverse interests and many facets of rehabilitation towards a set of common goals. We seek to work closely with medical colleges, government, health organisations, international and national associations to improve and develop services for rehabilitation in the community.

We are a non profit company limited by guarantee in Australia and New Zealand, governed by a board of directors and a constitution. RMSANZ supports regional branches and special interest groups which have direct input to the board through an advisory council.

A major activity of RMSANZ is the conduct of annual scientific meetings and periodic workshops that explore special areas of interest in clinical practice and research.

Find out more about the benefits of membership and the activities of the Society by visiting this site in more detail as it continues to expand the range of information for members and other rehabilitation professionals.

Go to Join the RMSANZ to access an application form to join the Society.

Join the RMSANZ

We look forward to welcoming you as a new member of RMSANZ to participate in a stimulating, supportive and collegial society that is dedicated to promote the growth and welfare of Rehabilitation Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians in Australia and New Zealand.  The joining fee for AFRM Fellows is $440, $110 for AFRM Trainees and $220 for Associate Memberships. (Retired Fellows join for free)





The Society and its members regularly hold events throughout Australia and New Zealand. Some of the listed events may only be open to members of the RMSANZ, whilst others may be open to all interested parties. Please contact us with information about your event so that we can add it to our calendar.






Member Login

Please make sure that you visit the "Members Only" page on a regular basis to see what new items, resources and information have been added.

Do you want to contact another Member? You will find out what you need to do here as well.

Membership Renewals are due on 1 July