How you can help



Donate now

By donating to the ANZCA Research Foundation you are helping to make anaesthesia and surgery safer for more people, especially the vulnerable. You are helping to improve treatment for people in acute and chronic pain.


Your gift will help to save lives and reduce the number of patients who suffer from post-operative complications by increasing the foundation's ability to support medical research projects led by ANZCA Fellows in leading hospitals and universities. ANZCA covers the foundation's expenses so all donations go towards supporting medical research and education.

Donations are tax-deductible in Australia and New Zealand.


Donate now to the ANZCA Research Foundation via our secure online system here.

Download our donation form here.



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Foundation patrons are some of the most dedicated supporters of the cause of saving lives and treating pain, through the development of knowledge and excellence in anaesthesia and pain medicine.

Patrons commit to annual donations of $1000 or more, and are regularly recognised for their generous support in the College's communications.

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Corporate support

The ANZCA Research Foundation welcomes corporate donations and sponsorships. Sponsoring the foundation demonstrates a genuine commitment to the improvement of knowledge in anaesthesia and pain medicine. It delivers significant recognition benefits and an enhanced profile among ANZCA Fellows.


The foundation can develop agreements that are tailored to meet the needs of businesses and organisations that seek the benefits of association with ANZCA's vital work in medical research and education.


Further information about how your business or organisation can support the foundation is available here.

Support a project

The ANZCA Research Foundation can accept donations of $1000 or more towards specific projects approved by the ANZCA Research Committee, until they are fully subscribed. Please contact the foundation if you would like to contribute towards a specific project.

Fund a Fellow

Your Fund-a- Fellow donations can support the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists’ Global Fellowship Programme, and help train more developing country anaesthesiologists, improving outcomes for thousands of patients.
Over a year, $100 per month will support a Fellow’s education, travel and accommodation for a full month.
To donate, click here.

Leave a legacy

By making a bequest in your will to the ANZCA Research Foundation you will be investing in a future of continuing research in safer, life-saving anaesthesia and surgery and better pain medicine. Those who arrange a bequest to the ANZCA Research Foundation are invited to join the John Snow Society, created in honour of Dr John Snow, one of the forefathers of modern anaesthesia. To find out more about how to make a notified bequest to the ANZCA Research Foundation, please contact the foundation.

Please note that bequests are not tax deductible. If you prefer to make a significant contribution to deliver future income to support the work of the foundation or a specified area of its work, please contact the foundation for a confidential discussion. 


About the John Snow Society

About your gifts

Donations to the ANZCA Research Foundation in Australia and New Zealand are fully tax deductible. ANZCA is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) (Item 1) and a tax-concession charity (TCC) under the Australian Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

ANZCA's New Zealand National Committee is listed as a donee organisation by the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, and is registered as a charity by the New Zealand Charities Commission under the Charities Act 2005. All New Zealand donations will fund research and education programs in New Zealand thereby meeting the requirements of New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department.

The foundation is extremely grateful to all of its donors, including the many Fellows who have included donations with their annual subscription, become patrons or included a bequest in their will.

"Pioneering research undertaken by ANZCA Fellows is showing the way to the world, and Australian and New Zealand anaesthetists have set the benchmark for safety internationally. I am confident that in the coming years the Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Foundation can make an important contribution to better anaesthesia...and the discovery of new ways to fight pain."
Dr Walter Thompson, former president of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

"The foundation is dedicated to raising funds for medical research. The support of people and organisations in the past have permitted the College to provide grants that have contributed to important research outcomes. By giving your support you will be ensuring that we can continue to fund vital research projects."
Dr Leona Wilson, foundation patron and board member and past president of ANZCA.

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