The company, Australian Medical Association Limited (AMA), is governed by a Board of appointed representatives from each State and Territory, and the Council of Doctors in Training together with the President and the Vice President.
Medico-political policy is the domain of the Federal Council.
The two primary objectives of the AMA set out in its Constitution are to:
- Preserve, maintain, promote and advance the intellectual, philosophical, social, political, economic and legal interests of Members; and
- Promote the wellbeing of patients and take an active part in the promotion of health care programs for the benefit of the community and to participate in the resolution of major social and community health issues.