Frequently asked questions
2018 NSW State Committee meetings
2018 NSW Executive Committee meetings
Outstanding Service to Community Award
The Outstanding Service to the Community Award has been designed
to recognise Fellows who have given long and dedicated service to
their local community - more often than not unheralded - but
without which the standard of surgical care in that community would
have been less than society demands.
The NSW Committee recognise a small number of Fellows throughout
the year with this award and other awards that seek to say thank
you for all the hard work and commitment that our Fellows showed
and continue to show which benefits not only their patients, their
hospitals, their communities, but it must be highlighted, the
incredible benefit that they bring to our College as a whole.
The criteria for these awards consequently are understandably
strict as the NSW Committee take this responsibility very seriously
and any deserving recipient must meet this standard. However the
NSW Committee delights in the opportunity to recognise these
Fellows, our colleagues, in their communities here in our great
If you know of a Fellow who is deserving of this award
please contact Charlene Leung firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Student Award - Annual Essay Competition 2018
Enter by Sunday, 23th September 2018
Building upon the College vision of "Leading surgical
performance, professionalism and improving patient care", this
year's topic "Dealing with diversity - Have Surgeons contributed?"
asks medical students to explore the way in which Surgeons can
address challenges and work to create a better culture around
diversity within the workplace and in the communities across
Australia and New Zealand.
The Competition is open to final year medical students in
NSW. All entrants will receive a Certificate of
Participation and one winner will be awarded a RACS NSW State
Committee Medical Student Medal and a certificate. The
winner's essay will be published on the NSW State webpage of the
website of the College.
RACS NSW State Committee
endeavours to promote a career in surgery among medical students by
calling for them to think about surgery in a positive light.
For more information
about the Competition, please see our Flyer.
ACI-RACS Panel Discussion Event
"NSW Guidelines affecting 3D Imaging & Printing
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 between 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Consultation Paper entitled (click on the following link for
"Proposed regulatory changes related to personalised and 3D printed
medical devices" released by Therapeutic Goods Administration
(TGA) in November 2017, has proposed changes to the current medical
device regulatory framework in Australia to ensure adequate
regulation of personalised medical devices such as those being
enabled by 3D printing.
RACS NSW State Committee has co-organised with Agency for
Clinical Innovation (ACI) a panel discussion event to discuss
the way the proposed changes could
have effect on research and innovation, and impacts on the
day-to-day handling of digital data in surgery where surgeons rely
heavily on imaging.
For more information, please
refer to the Provisional
To register for the event
please email Allan Chapman on email@example.com.
NSW Office Facilities
NSW Regional Office
Facilities Brochure (PDF 1MB)
Condition and Charges
Form (PDF 1MB)
Notice from NSW Government - Transport
(PDF 320KB) re 40km/h speed limit for Sydney CBD
The Collaborative Hospitals Audit
of Surgical Mortality (CHASM) of New South Wales maintains
membership within the Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical
Mortality (ANZASM) but is under the management of the Clinical
Excellence Commission under the direction of Professor Cliff
Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31 December
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
Frequently asked questions
Can I book rooms at the College office for
Yes, contact +61 2 8298 4500 for details or
Email reception at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I stay in Sydney?
Go to Tourism New South Wales. 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 Sydney?
Visit the following websites:
New South Wales Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Suite 1, Level 26
201 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: +61 2 8298 4500
Fax: +61 2 8298 4599
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm