ASA Membership Benefits

Established in 1934, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists is a peak not-for-profit representative body of anaesthesia in Australia.

With over 3,400 members across Australia, we are a member-funded organisation dedicated to supporting, representing and educating anaesthetists to ensure the safest possible anaesthesia for the community. Thanks to Australian anaesthetists, Australia is one of the safest countries in the world to undergo surgery.

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

Advocacy and representation

We advocate on behalf of our members at a wide range of levels including:

  • State and Federal Governments
  • The Medical Services Advisory Committee
  • Private Health Insurers
  • Other medical organisations such as the AMA and ANZCA

We have a dedicated Policy Team to assist members and their practice staff with economic, professional, legal and workforce concerns, such as Position Statements, Informed Financial Consent and billing, Submissions, Complaint handling and Anaesthesia rebates and fees.

Visit the Policy and Advocacy to learn more.

Education

We are committed to promoting education and training in anaesthesia and related disciplines. Members have access to the following educational resources:

  • Earn CPD points by completing interactive anaesthetic modules online which cover professional development and risk management
  • Informed Financial Consent automated workflow form, to help you get the patient’s consent on procedures, financial consent and patient feedback
  • Awards, prizes and research grants that support scientific endeavours and highlight excellence in the field
  • International CIG scholarships for trainees every year
  • Patient Information Pamphlet for members to download and distribute to their patients

Events

We run a variety of State and National events throughout the year including:

Connecting with fellow anaesthetists

Members’ testimonials

Why not learn more about ASA services and benefits directly from our members. Please view our ASA members testimonials below:

  • Assoc Prof David M. Scott – Short and Full Testimonial
  • Dr Vida Viliunas – Short and Full Testimonial
  • Dr Lan-Hoa Le – Short and Full Testimonial

Publications

You’ll have access to our wide range of publications including:

  • Six issues per year of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Journal, targeted to those working in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine
  • The quarterly member magazine Australian Anaesthetist, which provides valuable reports and information on the specialty and activities of the Society
  • The Relative Value Guide, which provides comprehensive and accurate advice on billing and helps decipher the Medicare and private insurance rebate systems

Brochures and Useful Forms

We have brochures and useful forms to assist members in their practice available to download or purchase including:

  • The Anaesthesia & You brochure is available to help assist anaesthetists inform patients of the terms and risks associated with anaesthesia
  • Pre-anaesthesia Assessment Forms to use in your practice
  • ASA branded Medical Warning Cards to assist with the identification of patients who have experienced an anaesthetic incident

ASA Advantage Program

Through our corporate partnerships, you are able to access special discounts and benefits on selected hotels, vehicle, financial services and more.

 

Volunteer work

We support volunteer work and the promotion of anaesthesia training in developing countries via Overseas Development and Education Committee.

 

Historical collection

Our museum and historic collection provide a resource to explore the development of anaesthetic practice, highlighting Australian advancements.

 

ASA Benevolent Fund

Our Benevolent Fund assists members and their families during a time of serious personal hardship.

Positions vacant or locums

You can advertise and find position vacancies or locum availability on our member portal.

For further information please download our membership brochure or contact the Membership Services Team on 1800 806 654 or email us.