Transition to Retirement

As you approach the end of your career as a practising clinical radiologist or radiation oncologist, there are a number of things that you may wish to consider. This page provides practical information to support you in your transition to from active practice to retirement.

Becoming a Retired Fellow: The Process

If you are planning to retire from active clinical practice and do not intend to return to active practice you should:

  1. Change your registration status with the Medical Board of Australia or Medical Council of New Zealand 
  2. Inform the College in writing of your intention to retire, including the date on which you will cease clinical practice. Retired members are not required to pay annual membership subscription fees.

Please note: If you are planning to take a temporary break from active practice but intend to return in future, please contact the Member Services team to discuss your options.

Opportunities and Benefits for Retired Fellows

As a retired Fellow of the College you are entitled to all RANZCR member benefits on a complimentary basis, and we encourage you to remain actively involved in College activities.

Stay Informed

You can continue to:

  • receive the College journal, JMIRO, Inside News and other news updates
  • attend College events and local meetings
  • participate in our special interest groups
  • complete CPD activities and log your points in the College’s Learning Portal.

Stay Involved

As an experienced professional with vast knowledge and expertise, you can make a valuable contribution to the College’s work in your retirement. Some of the areas where you can get involved are listed below.

  • Research: Become a research mentor, review articles for JMIRO (the College Journal) or judge abstract submissions for our annual scientific meeting.
  • Advocacy and stakeholder engagement: Get involved with our Targeting Cancer and InsideRadiology campaigns or represent the College with external stakeholders.
  • Leadership and governance: Apply for a position on our Board, Faculty Council or one of our many committees and working groups, overseeing areas such as quality and standards, media and profile and economics and workforce. At a local level you can also apply for a position on your state Branch Committee.
  • Archives: Volunteer at the College Archives in Sydney, donate items of interest to the College Archives or submit a professional biography.

View current opportunities

Tell us more about your areas of interest and expertise

Useful Links and Resources

Health and Wellbeing Information

Once you have retired it is more important than ever to look after your health and wellbeing. The Your Wellbeing page on our website contains useful links and resources to support members and promote self care.

Access Health and Wellbeing Information

Seniors Concession Cards

The Australian and New Zealand Government both offer a concessions card for retirees over a certain age.

Access Australian Seniors Card information Access New Zealand Seniors Card information

Tax and Superannuation Information

When you retire there are a number of tax and superannuation issues to consider. The Australian Taxation Office and the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department website both offer useful information on managing your super, tax offsets and setting up trusts.

Access Australian Tax Office information  Access New Zealand Inland Revenue information

Returning to Practice

We understand that your circumstances may change, and at some point you may wish to return to active practice. Retired Fellows who wish to return to practice may have their RANZCR membership reactivated, but must first:

If you are retired and thinking of returning to practice please contact the Member Services team to discuss your next steps.