Description of Conduct

On 20 November 2023, the Australian Medical Association (NSW) Limited (AMA NSW) lodged an application for revocation of authorisation A91383 and substitution of a new authorisation AA1000652.

The AMA NSW sought authorisation to continue to collectively bargain on behalf of visiting medical officers (Visiting Doctors) engaged in the NSW public hospital system with:

  • NSW Health regarding the standard terms and conditions of Visiting Doctor contracts, including rates of remuneration, and
  • public health organisations regarding issues relevant to the engagement of Visiting Doctors by public health organisations, excluding standard Visiting Doctor contract terms and conditions and rates of remuneration.

The AMA NSW sought authorisation for a period of 10 years.

On 13 December 2023, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for a period of 10 years. The ACCC also granted interim authorisation to enable the AMA NSW to continue to engage in the conduct while the ACCC considered the substantive application.

On 14 February 2024, the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation for a period of 10 years, until 7 March 2034.

The copy of the ACCC’s final determination is below.


  • The Australian Medical Association (NSW) Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000652-1