The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) is the professional organisation for about 6400 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 1500 anaesthetists in training (trainees).


One of Australasia's largest specialist medical colleges, ANZCA, along with its Faculty of Pain Medicine, is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists and for the standards of clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand. The College also plays a significant role in the advancement of anaesthesia in south-east Asia and South Pacific island countries.


ANZCA is governed by the ANZCA Council and employs specialist staff to help achieve its goals.


The College has a proud history in Australia. Learn about ANZCA’s history and hear the stories of some of the people who have contributed to our College and our specialty


ANZCA offers several awards and medals to reward achievements in the advancement and promotion of anaesthesia, anaesthesia training and pain management.


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