The College communicates many of its activities through interaction with the media.

Media inquiries

For media inquiries please contact:
Carolyn Jones
Media Manager
Phone: +61 3 8517 5303
Mobile: +61 408 259 369



National Anaesthesia Day

National 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.


See here for more information about National Anaesthesia Day.

Media releases


ANZCA Media Award 2018

Media in Australia and New Zealand are invited to participate in the annual ANZCA Media Award. ANZCA will award a prize of $A5000 for the best media report on anaesthesia or pain medicine that appears online, in print, or broadcast media, including podcasts, in 2018.

Entries will be judged on their originality and the impact they may have had in giving the community a better understanding of anaesthesia or pain medicine.

See here for the following information:


Previous winners



About ANZCA cover

For more information about ANZCA, please see the About ANZCA booklet published in 2010.



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