FCMA is a national association that advocates for the Chinese medicine profession, supports practitioners, and makes regular submissions on behalf of the profession to government and regulatory agencies

FCMA is internationally recognised and is one of the founders of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS)

FCMA welcomes

  • Registered practitioners of acupuncture
  • Registered practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine
  • Registered practitioners of Chinese herbal dispensing
  • Practitioners of tuina and massage therapy who meet the qualification criteria


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

FCMA provides a minimum of 20 hours in seminars and workshops each year, with a minimum of 4 hours in professional issues, to meet our members' registration requirements

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)

FCMA members have access to discounted premiums with GSA, the award winning insurer offering top cover at very competitive rates (or you may choose your own insurer)

First Aid Course

FCMA arranges discounted first aid courses at the level required

Practitioner Directory

FCMA members are entered on the FCMA website public directory


To join, you need to complete FCMA membership application form and declaration form as well as the following certified copies documents:

  • Graduation certificate and academic transcript
  • Current AHPRA certificate (for Chinese medicine practitioners)
  • Current certificate of First Aid
  • Certificate of currency for Professional Indemnity Insurance (if you are applying for PII for the first time, submit other documents first so an FCMA number can be allocated to enable you to get the FCMA discount)

Recent News

FCMA/SCMA Seminar 1 2020

Mentorship, Adverse events in acupuncture, Patient records, Importing & English Language Skills Audit 4 CPD hours in professional issues (Interactive CPD) Sunday 8th March 2020 from 1.30-5.30pm Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC Building X, Lecture Theatre LT12

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FCMA/SCMA Victoria - SEMINAR No 6, 2019

Case study: Prescribing herbal medicine based on the pulse 韦氏 S 中医凭脉用药的病例分享 presented by Yongmin Wang Simultaneous English translation provided

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FCMA/SCMA Victoria - SEMINAR No 5, 2019 Seminar on 11/8/2019

Shao Yang disease mechanism and the clinical application of Chai Hu formulas presented by Yingfeng LIU Simultaneous English translation provided Sunday 11th August 2019 from 1.30-5.30pm Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC Building X, Lecture Theatre LT12 FCMA Members: Free Non-members: $80 Students: Free (bring student ID card)

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