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.


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.

Annual Scientific Meeting
Discover the latest developments in anaesthesia and pain medicine at the world-class ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), held each year over several days in May.

The scientific program features an array of international and local speakers, workshops, small group discussions and quality assurance sessions. A complementary social program allows delegates to mingle and catch up with friends and colleagues at the meetings, which are usually held in Australia or New Zealand but sometimes elsewhere overseas.

Preceding each ASM is the Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) which aims to provide each participant with skills to assist them in dealing with their professional lives and relationships during their work in anaesthesia and pain medicine. Fellows from all training regions within five years of fellowship may apply to attend. Further information on the Emerging Leaders Conference is detailed below.

College Ceremony
Celebrate your success with friends and family at the prestigious College Ceremony, when the ANZCA president and FPM dean welcome you into fellowship of your college.

Held at the start of the ANZCA ASM, this formal event includes an oration by a distinguished speaker and is followed by the Welcome Reception. New fellows can attend a College Ceremony within two years of receiving their fellowship. Those eligible will receive a formal invitation from the college in November.

For further information about the ASM or College Ceremony, please visit the ASM webpage or contact the events team on +61 9510 6299 or email

Emerging Leaders Conference

Are you interested in strengthening your leadership skills?

Do you see yourself as a future leader?


Would you like to meet like-minded peers and work together on shaping the future direction of your specialty?

The college supports new fellows of anaesthesia and pain medicine in the development of a broad range of leadership skills such as communication, social and emotional intelligence and resilience through the Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC).

The ELC brings together a diverse range of facilitators to present engaging and dynamic content over a three day period for new fellows to build on their skills and attributes as future leaders of the profession.
New fellows are encouraged to apply to represent their region or nation 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.
Please visit the meeting website for further information.

Here is what some of the past delegates had to say about their experience. Here is what the convenor from the 2018 Emerging Leaders Conference had to say.


Structure and governance

This website includes information about ANZCA's structure and governance. The college's approach to professionalism is reflected in documents that can be found here. The college also has a strategic plan which can be found here.


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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