Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand


The RMSANZ is a membership driven, not for profit organisation which was initially formed to

  • maintain the professional identity of Rehabilitation Physicians;
  • advocate for our patients in a way that is flexible and allows us to maintain control;
  • preserve and build our external relationships with our allied health and nursing colleagues, with other bodies including governments and in the international rehabilitation arena; and
  • promote professional education. 


Establishment Working Group

An Establishment Working Group was formed in 2014 to work towards establishing a society for Rehabilitation Medicine that would be a separate entity from the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (AFRM/RACP). The purpose for establishing a society and the development work of the Working Group are set out in this Brief History of the Establishment of the RMSANZ.



The RMSANZ Establishment Working Group was disbanded in December 2014 and its work was rolled over to the RMSANZ Board.  On 23 February 2015 the RMSANZ became a Registered Australian Company listed on the ASIC database as a not for profit company limited by guarantee. 

The Society’s first event (Rehabilitation Snapshots 2015) was held in Sydney in June 2015 when the first Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the new members of the Society was held.

The current Directors are:

Greg Bowring
Michael Chou
Alex Ganora 
Saul Geffen
Peter Harradine
Kathleen McCarthy
Lee Laycock (President)
Clive Sun

How do I join?

You can either complete the on-line application form or download the application form from here