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.
We advocate on behalf of our members at a wide range of levels including:
We have a dedicated Policy Team to assist members and their practice staff with economic, professional, and workforce concerns, such as Position Statements, Informed Financial Consent and billing, Submissions, Complaint handling and Anaesthesia rebates and fees.
We are committed to promoting education and training in anaesthesia and related disciplines. Members have access to the following educational resources:
We run a variety of State and National events throughout the year including:
You’ll have access to our wide range of publications including:
We have brochures and useful forms to assist members in their practice available to download or purchase including:
Through our corporate partnerships, you are able to access special discounts and benefits on selected hotels, vehicle, financial services and more.
We support volunteer work and the promotion of anaesthesia training in developing countries via Overseas Development and Education Committee.
Our museum and historic collection provide a resource to explore the development of anaesthetic practice, highlighting Australian advancements.
Our Benevolent Fund assists members and their families during a time of serious personal hardship.
You can advertise and find position vacancies or locum availability on our member portal.