ASMOF- the Doctors' Union

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
  • Advocate the provision and development of quality health services

ASMOF is a federation comprised of branches in all Australian States and Territories. Membership includes all levels of medical practitioners - interns, residents, registrars, hospital specialists, consultants, medical academics, medical administrators and salaried doctors generally.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions recognises ASMOF as the principal union for salaried medical practitioners, ASMOF having affiliated with the ACTU in 1991.


President’s Award 2023 - Professor Geoff Dobb

Posted on 13/02/2024
Following a recommendation of the 2023 Federal Council, Professor Geoff Dobb was awarded the first ever President’s Award.

ASMOF Supports Work on Sexual Safety in Medicine

Posted on 9/02/2024
Further to the commitments announced by ASMOF on 21 December 2023, the Federation made a donation in support of the continuing work into policy and raising awareness about issues of sexual abuse and harassment in the medical field.

Power to Prevent Joint Statement

Posted on 12/01/2024
On 9 January 2024, the Federal Executive of ASMOF resolved to endorse the December 2023 Joint Statement of the Power to Prevent Coalition welcoming proposed changes that remove barriers to people pursuing redress for discrimination and sexual harassm

Statement from Fed-Co - Sexual Harassment and Violence

Posted on 21/12/2023
The Federal Council of ASMOF, the Doctors Union, has unanimously approved a series of commitments as part of its campaign to establish workplaces devoid of harassment and violence for all doctors.

ASMOF Statement on the conflict in Israel and Gaza

Posted on 10/11/2023
ASMOF expresses its deep concern about the unfolding tragic events in Israel and Gaza, resulting in a devastating loss of innocent life on each side of the opposing factions.