New Fellows

Information for new Fellows

Upon completing all requirements of the ANZCA training program, you may apply for fellowship of the College. Trainees admitted to fellowship of ANZCA are entitled to place FANZCA after their names and can continue to do so as long as they remain members of the College. Test


A broad overview of the College and its activities can be found in the About ANZCA booklet.


Benefits of fellowship
There are many benefits associated with being a Fellow of ANZCA. Many of these can be found here.

New Fellows Conference

The object of the New Fellows Conference is to facilitate development of leadership capabilities in those new Fellows identified as being significant future contributors to our profession and the College. Special emphasis is placed on fostering current and future leaders in anaesthesia and pain medicine, to encourage new Fellow engagement and strengthen relationships between the new Fellows from different regions.

Fellows from all training regions may apply to attend the New Fellows Conference, which is held each year. To be eligible, Fellows must be within five years from fellowship by the closing date of applications. It is a requirement that applicants must also attend the ASM if selected to attend the NFC. The successful applicants must register to attend the ASM by close of early-bird. Should the successful applicants not register by close of early-bird for the ASM, the ASM and Events Planning Committee will review the applicant’s eligibility and revoke the application allowing another representative from their region to attend.

Criteria for selection are the following:
  1. Applicants must be within five years of receiving ANZCA Fellowship
  2. Demonstrated evidence of commitment to ANZCA affairs
  3. Demonstration of education and teaching in anaesthesia
  4. Participation in ANZCA supervisory roles
  5. Involvement in leadership roles in anaesthesia
  6. Interest in involvement in ANZCA affairs
  7. Commitment to attend the entire NFC
  8. Commitment to attend the ASM at the completion of the NFC
  9. Willingness to attend a regional/national committee meeting after the conference to provide a report

The New Fellows Conference is usually advertised in the September issue of the ANZCA Bulletin at least 10 months prior to the meeting. New Fellows are encouraged to apply to represent their region or country at the conference. An electronic invitation is also sent to all eligible new Fellows and information is sent to the chair of each regional and national committee requesting they promote the conference, and to heads of department, highlighting the value of the conference to their promising young anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists.

ANZCA’s regional and national committees and the Faculty of Pain Medicine select the attendees. A covering letter addressing the selection criteria, with accompanying curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be forwarded to the applicant’s regional or national ANZCA committee, or the Faculty of Pain Medicine by the end of October the preceding year. Successful applicants are notified in early December.

The theme of the 2017 New Fellows Conference is “Thinking big as a leader”. It will be held on May 9 – 11 at the Sheraton Mirage Resort, Gold Coast. 

The College and Faculty will cover the costs of this conference; however, the applicant is responsible for the cost of travelling to and from the New Fellows Conference and annual scientific meeting registration and associated costs. This conference is strictly for Fellows; families are not permitted to attend. 


Structure and governance

This website includes information about ANZCA's structure and governance. The College's approach to professionalism is reflected in the College's Code of Professional Conduct. The College has also developed a five-year strategic plan, ANZCA Strategic Plan 2013-2017.


Contacting the College

Queries can be directed to specific areas of the College from here.


Workforce action plan
In 2013, ANZCA developed a workforce action plan to ensure the College contributes to effective solutions for workforce concerns. The current approach is in three areas - collecting high quality data, working with regional and national committees and jurisdictions to ensure the College has an effective voice in workforce decisions; and communicating with Fellows and trainees. The plan is outlined in the December 2013 ANZCA Bulletin on page 18.

New Fellows within three years of fellowship are urged to participate in the ANZCA Graduate Outcomes Survey to make sure results are representative. Results of the inaugural survey can be found in the March 2014 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin and the second survey's results can be found here in the December 2014 ANZCA Bulletin.

New Fellow representatives

There are new Fellow representatives on ANZCA Council, the New Zealand National Committee and the regional committees of the ACT, NSW, Queensland, SA and NT, Tasmania, Victoria and WA.



To register as a specialist, please visit the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).


After admission an annual subscription fee is payable, which will be pro-rated from your joining date, together with the fellowship entrance fee. For any queries relating to fees and amounts, please email For further information, click here.


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