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

Statement on Medicare Fraud and MBS Funding

FCMA has released a statement on Medicare Fraud and MBS Funding on December 6th 2022.

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FCMA - Webinar (ZOOM) September 2022

Compliance of CMBA Audit 2022

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FCMA International Conference on Classics of Chinese Medicine 2022

The 2022 International Conference on Classics of Chinese Medicine will be held on Sunday 24th July 2022 via Zoom. The theme of this conference is “Inheritance and development of Chinese medicine classical literature”. The Organising Committee of the Conference will invite experts in classics of Chinese medicine from China, Malaysia and UK to exchange the up-to-date information on applying knowledge from Huangdi Neijing, Nan Jing, Shanghan Zabing Lun and Shennong Bencao Jing in managing varies conditions. The conference aims to improve practitioners’ knowledge, clinical skills and provide accuracy personalised treatment to patients.

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