About the AMA (WA)

The AMA (WA) is the largest independent professional organisation for medical practitioners and medical students in Western Australia

The Australian Medical Association (WA) looks after the professional and industrial needs of members at all stages of their careers, and is committed to advancing the medical profession. The Association is dedicated to protecting individual members and the collective interests of all doctors, be they working in WA’s public hospital system, running a private practice or providing services in community health centres in the rural and remote parts of the State.

Our highly professional Workplace Relations and Policy Team specialises in providing members with advice and support across a range of issues including workplace relations, legislative and regulatory, business advice and training tailored to the medical profession. As a member of the AMA, you are a part of the nation’s peak medical group.


AMA (WA) Constitution

The AMA (WA) Constitution was updated in 2018 to reflect requirements under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

Download the AMA (WA) Constitution


AMA (WA) Annual Reports

Annual Reports of the AMA (WA), including the most recent 2019 report, can be viewed below:

Code of Ethics

The AMA’s Code of Ethics represents the core of fundamental principles, which should guide doctors in their professional conduct. It covers issues such as respect for patients, standards of care, clinical research and teaching, the dying patient, professional conduct and the doctor’s role in society.

Download the AMA’s Code of Ethics


The Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation is the Australian trade union representing salaried doctors. ASMOF’s objectives are to:

  • promote the broad interests of salaried doctors;
  • provide services to its members, including representation before industrial tribunals and in negotiations with employers; and
  • advocate the provision and development of quality health services.

ASMOF is a federation with branches in all Australian states and territories, including a Commonwealth branch. Membership includes all levels of medical practitioners – interns, residents, registrars, hospital specialists, consultants, medical academics, medical administrators and salaried doctors generally.

2019 ASMOF Federal Financial Report

The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (“the RO Act”) imposes financial accountability obligations on Federal Registered Unions.

The obligations include requirement to prepare and lodge a financial report and provide the report to members of the union.

The Financial Report of ASMOF has been audited in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009. A copy of the Financial Report can be accessed here: 2019 ASMOF Federal Financial Report

ASMOF prides itself on following robust financial governance principles and policies and we are pleased to report that the attached financial report meets the requirements of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 and no anomalies or causes for concern have been identified.


  • the financial report complies with the Australian Accounting Standards and the reporting guidelines of the Registered Organisations Commission
  • the financial report gives a true and fair view of the financial performance, financial position and cash flows of ASMOF for the 2019 financial year
  • ASMOF can pay its debts as and when they become due and payable the financial affairs of ASMOF have been managed in accordance with the rules of the union, and
  • the financial records of ASMOF have been kept and maintained in accordance with the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.