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About the Australian Society of Anaesthetists

Formed in 1934, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists is a not-for-profit, member-funded organisation dedicated to supporting, representing and educating anaesthetists to ensure the safest possible anaesthesia for the community.

We work with and for our members to ensure the high standards of the profession. 

This year we celebrate our 90th anniversary, honouring the past, celebrating the present and embracing the future.

Proudly supporting anaesthetists since 1934


Offering comprehensive services to anaesthetists, ensuring they have the resources needed to deliver safe and effective anaesthesia to the community.


Actively addressing professional and economic issues that impact on members in public and private practice across urban, regional and remote Australia


Providing a broad range of high-quality educational services, workshops, masterclasses, events, CPD activities, resources and opportunities.

For over 90 years the ASA has been the voice for
Australian Anaesthetists and their patients.

Our commitment

Providing the community with safe anaesthesia and enabling anaesthetists to:

Deliver safe, high-quality patient care

Engage in planning and delivering health care services

Comply with professional obligations

Deliver cutting-edge medical education, research and publications

 Protect their personal health and welfare

Lead advocacy on economic, industrial and workplace issues

Provide philanthropic service and contribution to developing countries

Preserve the rich history of anaesthesia in Australia

Latest news

News articles

King’s Birthday Honours 2024

Join us in celebrating the ASA members and fellow anaesthetists, intensivists and pain specialists, recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours list this week, including: Dr Amanda Baric AM for significant

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Our first 90 logo

Delve into the history, developments and innovations that have shaped our first 90 years.