College History


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 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is a bi-national organisation administering training, examinations and fellowship services for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The College was established in 1927, and the first meeting of the College Council was held in Dunedin, New Zealand, in February 1927.


The College has a rich history and this is detailed in ANZ Journal of Surgery articles, books and in a number of documents and symbols which the College carefully looks after.

College Archives

The archives of the College document the history and administration of the College from its inception in 1927 to the present day.

College Collections

College Collections at the Melbourne office and the regional offices contain a number of items of historical and aesthetic value.

Past President's Reflections

Past College Presidents Professor Ian Gough (President from 2008-2010) and Mr Ian Civil MBE (President from 2010-2012) summarise their achievements and key events that occurred during their presidencies and time on Council in a series of video interviews.