Regions

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

The College functions and delivers its services at a bi-national, national and state/territory level. Its regional/national offices are responsible for a range of activities on behalf of the College. 

Each region plays a vital role as part of the College by:

  • Being the voice of the College in the region
  • Maintaining strong relationships with Departments of Health/Ministry of Health
  • Advocating on issues of importance to the College
  • Maintaining strong relationships with hospitals and relevant health organisations
  • Being the first port of call for local Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates
  • Communicating regularly with the local membership
  • Providing regional educational opportunities to local Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates
  • Coordinating College activities such as examinations and workshops held in the region
  • Recognising the contributions of local Fellows

Access each region's page for local activities and other information of use and interest:

Committees

Regional committees and the New Zealand National Board were appointed by Council in 1927. The committees are comprised of local Fellows elected by the fellowship in that region. Most committees have representation from all nine specialties, rural/regional, Younger Fellows and Trainees. The Chair is nominated by the Committee and may serve a one year or two year term.  The Chair of each committee is a member of the Board of Regional Chairs that reports to Council.

The committees serve an important role in being the voice of the College and in meeting the needs of the local Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates.  The Chair and Committee members regularly liaise with relevant government departments, respond to submission requests and consultations, provide advice to government, advocate on behalf of the College and its Fellows, and serve as ambassadors of the College within their sphere of influence. 

Workforce

Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at December 2016

A Fellow is considered active if they are currently involved in any aspect of surgical activity that involves the use of surgical skills or knowledge gained through their surgical training. This extends to and is not exclusive of medico-legal work, research or supervision of Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Further Annual and Interim Activities Reports are available on the workforce and activities reports page.

Active Fellows by Specialty/Region

Data ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA AUST NZ Overseas Total
CAR 5 57 0 38 11 3 60 15 189 29 22 240
GEN 23 575 18 303 140 28 459 138 1684 240 148 2072
NEU 8 78 0 47 17 6 66 20 242 22 26 290
ORT 24 427 4 287 116 21 306 128 1313 260 53 1626
OTO 8 150 2 89 46 9 115 41 460 90 24 574
PAE 3 38 0 14 7 3 22 8 95 16 21 132
PLA 4 128 2 67 41 10 142 46 440 62 23 525
URO 5 134 1 83 30 10 119 41 423 59 24 506
VAS 4 65 0 37 16 4 54 15 195 19 2 216
Total 84 1652 27 965 424 94 1343 452 5041 797 343 6181

CAR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
GEN - General Surgery
NEU - Neurosurgery
ORT - Orthopaedic Surgery
OTO - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
PAE - Paediatric Surgery
PLA - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URO - Urology
VAS - Vascular Surgery

View the 2011 Census of Fellows report (PDF 586 KB)

Meetings, activities and membership

The regional committees and NZ National Board meet as required by the chair, but no less frequently than once in each quarter.

Contact

Australian Capital Territory (view location on Google Maps)
Unit 4, 13 Napier Close
Deakin ACT 2600 Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6285 4023
Fax: +61 2 6285 3545
Email: college.act@surgeons.org

New South Wales (view location on Google Maps)
Suite 1, Level 26
201 Kent Street
Sydney  NSW  2000 Australia
Telephone: +61 2 8298 4500
Fax: +61 2 8298 4599
Email: college.nsw@surgeons.org

Northern Territory (view location on Google Maps)
Darwin Private Hospital
Rocklands Drive
Tiwi NT 0810 Australia
Telephone: +61 8 8920 6029
Fax: +61 8 8920 6320
Email: college.nt@surgeons.org

Queensland (view location on Google Maps)
Level 2, 59-69 Shafston Ave
Kangaroo Point QLD 4169 Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3249 2911
Email: college.qld@surgeons.org

South Australia (view location on Google Maps)
51-54 Palmer Place
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia
Telephone: +61 8 8239 1000
Fax: +61 8 8267 3069
Email: college.sa@surgeons.org

Tasmania (view location on Google Maps)
147 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 6223 8848
Fax: +61 3 6223 5019
Email: college.tas@surgeons.org

Victoria (view location on Google Maps)
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1255
Fax: +61 3 9249 1256
Email: college.vic@surgeons.org

Western Australia (view location on Google Maps)
184 Hampden Road
Nedlands WA 6009 Australia
Telephone: +61 8 6389 8600
Fax: +61 8 6389 8698
Email: college.wa@surgeons.org

New Zealand (view location on Google Maps)

Lvl 3, 8 Kent Terrace
PO Box 7451, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 385 8247
Fax: +64 4 385 8873
Email: college.nz@surgeons.org