Western Australia


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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.


WA Surgeons Ball
Mortality audit
Frequently asked questions


State Committee Meetings 2017

Monday 6 February 2017
Monday 3 April 2017
Tuesday 12 June 2017
Monday 14 August 2017
Monday 16 October 2017
Monday  11 December 2017

Venue: RACS Board Room
Time:  6.00pm

WA Surgeons Ball 

2016 saw a landmark event on the RACS social calendar in Western Australia. For the first time surgeons from across the specialties, along with their partners, gathered in the Astral Ballroom at Crown in Perth for the inaugural WA Surgeons Ball. 

It was a 'Carnivale' themed night of glitz and glamour, dancing and generosity. The ball was a charity event with the evening's proceeds going to the Foundation for Surgery.

The moment the Brazilian-style dancers and drummers entered the foyer during the welcome drinks, the festival atmosphere was undeniable, and it continued to permeate the collective mood throughout the night. The troupe put on a mesmerising show, which was topped off by a stellar performance by the 6-piece live band 'Proof'.

The night's MC, Mr Paul Bumbak, was entertaining as always and even tried his hand at auctioneering - with outstanding results - finding good homes for two magnificent paintings, and a sublime white and pink diamond necklace. Professor Kingsley Faulkner delivered an address to bring us up to speed with the current status of the Foundation for Surgery, and thanks also to Mr Steven Honeybul for his introductions and Welcome to Country.

The evening raised a total of $22,850,  demonstrating the incredible generosity of those who attended. It was a truly enjoyable evening and a great success.

We look forward to an even bigger and better occasion in 2017, for our 2nd  WA Surgeons Ball… 'Arabian Nights'!  A mystical magic night!!

Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

SAVE THE DATE : 24th - 26th August, Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

Evening Dinner at The Old Swan Brewery Friday August 25th 2017 

2016 ASM was a great success. Surgeons from SA, WA and NT gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Adelaide for their Annual Scientific Meeting on 26 and 27 August.

The theme of "New Buildings, New Systems, the New Surgeon... Surviving Change" was particularly pertinent. Surgeons from all three jurisdictions shared their experiences of how they successfully (or unsuccessfully) were able to adapt to change, and how innovative technologies have transformed the way they operate. Both the President and Vice President attended the meeting, and presented on cultural change and professionalism in surgery.

The ASM also combined a number of local events including the Anstey Giles Lecture, which was delivered by Dr Gill Hicks at the Friday night dinner. Dr Hicks, who lost both her legs during the 2005 London Bombings, gave an inspirational story of survival, resilience and adjusting to change, in a speech that had audience members hanging off her every word.

WA Regional Newsletter

December 2016
August 2016
June 2016
March 2016
December 2015

September 2015 
June 2015
February 2015

December 2014

September 2014

June 2014
March 2014
December 2013
September 2013
June 2013

Mortality audit

Western Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality (WAASM)


Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31 December 2015

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.

Western Australia Workforce Data

  AUS Total
Total   2015
CAR 6 58 0 35 11 3 55 14 182 26 21 229
GEN 18 551 19 286 141 27 444 135 1621 245 146 2012
NEU 8 76 0 46 16 6 65 20 237 22 21 280
ORT 24 417 5 270 107 21 295 123 1262 263 53 1578
OTO 10 145 2 86 47 8 111 40 449 90 25 564
PAE 3 36 0 14 6 3 22 9 93 18 21 132
PLA 4 118 2 68 39 10 134 47 422 62 22 506
URO 4 127 1 84 28 10 113 41 408 57 24 489
VAS 4 64 0 35 15 4 53 15 191 19 2 212
Total 81 1592 30 924 410 92 1292 444 4865 802 335 6002

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

Frequently asked questions

What does the WA Office offer Fellows?
There is a training room and a boardroom.

What are your opening hours?
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Where is the WA Regional Office? Where can I park?
The WA office is now located at 184 Hampden Road, Nedlands. Limited parking can be arranged with prior notice at the rear of building. Please contact the state office to make arrangements. Alternatively, street parking is available along Hampden Road.

Can I book rooms at the WA Office for meetings?
Yes, please contact the office on college.wa@surgeons.org.

Where can I stay in Perth?
Visit Experience Perth. For accommodation bookings, access the travel management section of this website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be eligible for discounted pricing.

What's on in Perth?
Visit Experience Perth.


Western Australian State Committee
Chair - Mr Stephen Honeybul

Western Australian Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Street address
184 Hampden Road
Nedlands WA Australia

Postal address
M307, 35 Stirling Highway
Nedlands WA 6009 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 6389 8600
Fax: +61 8 6389 8698
Email: college.wa@surgeons.org

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm