• Protection, support and advice for training doctors

    Better protect your career with the Medical Defence Organisation more doctors choose

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  • Avant protects your reputation and registration

    At Avant, we realise how hard you work to build your career in today's medical world. Your reputation or registration can be damaged by a complaint or enquiry. As an Avant member, you have access to personal support and expert advice from the largest in-house specialist medico-legal team in Australia. We're available to help you around the clock in emergencies.

    Our membership, tailored to Doctors In Training, Registrars and Junior Doctors, gives you cover under our comprehensive Practitioner Indemnity Insurance Policy.

    Key features include:

    Cover for unlimited private practice

    Cover for disputes about training programs

    Cover for disciplinary, coronial and criminal investigations

    Cover for reporting a healthcare professional/incident

  • Doctors’ Health Fund (DHF)

    Health insurance created by doctors for doctors. Membership with DHF is available exclusively to the healthcare community, their families and their employees.

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    Avant Travel Insurance#

    Designed specifically for our members, Avant premium travel insurance can cover all of your trips each year under one annual policy. Only $195 per year for DiT members.

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    Starting or joining a private practice?

    You may be eligible for substantial savings on your professional indemnity insurance with the Avant Getting Started in Private Practice Program.

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  • Member benefits tailored to you

    Around-the-clock advice in emergencies from the largest in-house specialist medico-legal team of any MDO in Australia – 70 lawyers, medical advisors, and claims managers. Experience you can always count on.

    Regular online specialty-specific publications, plus online risk education resources — webinars, case studies, videos, checklists and more — backed by 120 years of claims experience.

    Starting or joining a private practice can be stressful. Our program takes some of the pressure off your first years of private practice by offering substantial savings on your insurance policy.

    Get premium reductions later in your career by joining Avant today. Our unique Loyalty Reward Plan rewards your commitment based on the number of years you’ve continuously paid for membership.

    Our Doctor in Training Scholarship program supports life-changing research across many specialties. Apply as an intern, resident medical officer, or registrar for you chance to make your mark and create better outcomes for your patients.

    Have your voice heard and make a difference to your profession by giving us your views on what really matters to doctors during their training years.

  • Common questions


    What is a Medical Defence Organisation (MDO)


    A medical defence organisation (MDO) defends and provides Professional Indemnity Insurance cover and other medico legal support services to it's members.

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    Why Avant?


    More doctors and other medical professionals choose Avant to protect, support and advise them throughout their career. Our strength and size means we can offer more to our members at every stage of their career. Avant is a mutual, owned by our doctor members.

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    Who owns Avant?


    Avant is a mutual, owned by our doctor members. We put members at the centre of all we do. We play an important role in the healthcare system, balancing accountability, compensation and risk education and influencing debate for better patient outcomes.

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  • Cover is subject to approval and to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy. To decide if a policy is right for you, please carefully read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) which is available here or by contacting us on 1800 128 268

    ^The discounts do not apply to previous or existing members of the Getting Started in Private Practice scheme and only apply from the first year a member becomes eligible and subject to eligibility rules. For the eligibility rules and full details, please read the Getting Started in Private Practice Member Eligibility Rules at avant.org.au/newprivatepractice or by contacting us on 1800 128 268.

    *Not all members are eligible for a LRP reward. Members not eligible include medical students, interns, RMOs and DITs and members who have their professional indemnity policy purchased on their behalf under a corporate group arrangement. However, membership years as an intern, RMO or DIT will be included in tenure calculations. The provision of an LRP reward will be determined by the Avant Insurance Board’s annual assessment of the quality of Avant’s financial performance.

    *IMPORTANT: Avant Travel Insurance Cover is available under a Group Policy between Accident & Health International Underwriting Pty Limited ABN 26 053 335 952 and Avant Mutual Group Limited ABN 58 123 154 898. The issuers are CGU Insurance Limited ABN 27 004 478 371 and AIA Australia Limited ABN 79 004 837 861. For full details including the restrictions, terms, conditions and exclusions that apply, please read and consider the PDS, and Avant’s Terms and Conditions of Travel Insurance Cover available at avant.org.au or by contacting us on 1800 128 268.