Council, committees and representatives

Council, committees and representatives

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) is governed by the ANZCA Council, which sets the direction of the College and ensures it achieves its objectives. The council reviews and approves the annual strategic plan and budget, and develops and monitors key performance indicators and other benchmarks.The ANZCA Council terms of reference describes the purpose, functions and workings of the council.

The ANZCA Council can delegate responsibilities to its Executive Committee, other committees and management, but remains accountable for the actions of its delegates.

  • Setting strategy.
  • Reviewing and approving the annual budget.
  • Managing risk.
  • Cultivating and maintaining the highest principles and standards of practice of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine.
  • Promoting the science and practice of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine.
  • Monitoring the performance of the College against its financial benchmarks and strategic objectives.

The ANZCA Council is assisted by the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and several ANZCA committees.
ANZCA’s regional and national committees also play a role in implementing council directives.
College staff provide administrative, technical and management support, together with professional advice, to ANZCA councillors and its various boards and committees.
Find out more about council roles, terms of office and voting rights and how to nominate for ANZCA Council.
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View their terms of reference here. The terms of reference for individual roles can also be viewed.
Committee meeting calendar
College committee members can find details about committee meetings in Networks under the "Communities" button.
ANZCA representatives to other organisation
There are College representatives on major national and state organisations, committees and boards.


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