ANZCA communicates the College’s activities and achievements and its world leadership in setting professional standards, education and training in anaesthesia and pain medicine through various means. This includes promoting research to increase the safety and comfort of patients and improve the treatment of pain.


The College also communicates its position on important health issues and builds relationships with governments at all levels in Australia and New Zealand. Communications occur externally through media, government and community relations and internally through electronic and printed publications.

National Anaesthesia Day

obesity-thumbnail-FINAL.gifNational Anaesthesia Day is celebrated each year across Australia and New Zealand on October 16, the anniversary of the day in 1846 that ether anaesthetic was first demonstrated in Boston, Massachusetts.


The aim of National Anaesthesia Day is to raise awareness of the role anaesthetists play in patients’ preparation for surgery, their wellbeing during surgery and their recovery.


A 2013 Community Attitudes Survey commissioned by ANZCA found that many in the community are unaware of the important role anaesthetists play in society.


2016 National Anaesthesis Day

Click here for more information about 2016 National Anaesthesia Day.


Past National Anaesthesia Days
Read about 2015 National Anaesthesia Day here.
Read about 2014 National Anaesthesia Day here

Read about 2013 National Anaesthesia Day here.


ANZCA's advocacy role

ANZCA plays a major role in advocating on behalf of Fellows and trainees, including making submissions to government. Read about it here


ANZCA Bulletin

The quarterly publication of the College is the ANZCA Bulletin, which is distributed in March, June, September and December. Read about it here.

ANZCA E-Newsletter

The monthly ANZCA E-Newsletter includes the latest College news and developments in health policy, submissions to government, research, library updates, details of events, media, job vacancies and conferences. Read it here.

Training E-Newsletter

The regular Training E-Newsletter is designed to keep trainees, supervisors of training and anaesthesia department heads abreast of the latest events, news and developments at ANZCA. Read it here.

Synapse e-newsletter

Synapse is a regular e-newsletter designed to keep Fellows of the Faculty of Pain Medicine up to date with the latest events, news and developments in the Faculty and in the specialty of pain medicine. Read it here.


To advertise

Find out how to maximise your opportunities to reach our Fellows and trainees by advertising in ANZCA's electronic and print publications and on the website. Further information about advertising opportunities is available here.

ANZCA annual reports

ANZCA produces an annual report in the lead up to the annual general meeting, which is held each year at the annual scientific meeting. The regional committees and the New Zealand National Committee also produce annual reports. Download a copy here.


Booklets and brochures

ANZCA produces booklets and brochures for Fellows, trainees and the community. Read them here.



To read ANZCA's media releases and contact us with media inquiries, click here.

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