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Welcome to the ASA, where membership opens the door to a world of professional development, support, and advocacy.

Members are at the heart of our organisation. We are dedicated to advancing the profession of anaesthesia through benefits that cater to our members’ needs. Whether you are looking for educational opportunities, networking, advocacy resources, or support services, ASA membership equips you to thrive in your career while upholding the highest standards of patient care. Join us in shaping the future of anaesthesia and discover the range of benefits that await you as a valued member of the ASA community.

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, and workforce concerns, such as position statements, informed financial consent and billing, submissions, complaint handling and anaesthesia rebates and fees.

Educational

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

  • Interactive anaesthetic modules online which cover professional development, risk management and provide CPD points
  • Awards, prizes and research grants that support scientific endeavours and highlight excellence in the field
  • International CIG scholarships for trainees every year
  • Access to discounts for the American Society of Anesthesiologists SimSTAT series
  • Patient information pamphlet for members to assist with patient education. 

Events

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

  • Webinars, masterclasses and hands-on workshops 
  • Annual National Scientific Congress. ASA members receive a discount on their registration.
  • State and Territory run Continuing Medical Education meetings (in conjunction with ANZCA)
  • Annual conference for practice managers
  • Developmental workshops for ASA trainee members

Connecting with fellow anaesthetists

In addition to providing support, representation, and education, we offer a platform for networking and collaboration in a collegial environment:

  • Engage with Anaesthesia Special Interest Groups through ACE, in collaboration with ANZCA and NZSA.
  • Participate in various committees that support the ASA’s activities, providing opportunities for connection and contribution.
  • Gain international representation for the anaesthesia profession

Join us today to be part of a dynamic community dedicated to advancing anaesthesia excellence in Australia and beyond.

Member publications

Patient info brochures

Patient pamphlets and useful forms

We offer a range of resources to assist members in their practice available to download or purchase including:

  • The Anaesthesia & You brochure to assist anaesthetists with informing their patients of the terms and risks associated with anaesthesia
  • Pre-anaesthesia Assessment Forms to use in practice
  • Medical Warning Cards to assist with the identification of patients who have experienced an anaesthetic incident
  • Patient information pamphlets to assist with patient education

Publications

We provide a variety of publications, including:

  • The annual Relative Value Guide, offering comprehensive and accurate advice on billing and assisting in understanding the Medicare and private insurance rebate systems.
  • Six issues per year of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Journal, aimed at professionals in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, and pain medicine
  • The quarterly member magazine, Australian Anaesthetist, offering valuable reports and information on the specialty and the Society’s activities

For inquiries or assistance with membership, please reach out to us at 1800 806 654 or via email.

ASA Advantage Program

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

Volunteer work

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

ASA Benevolent Fund

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

Historical collection

Our museum, library and archives housed at ASA HQ provide the opportunity to discover and explore the history of anaesthesia.

Positions vacant or locums

Advertise or discover position vacancies or locum availability via our jobs board.

Access to webAIRS incident reporting

Report, evaluate and receive information regarding anaesthetic incidents via webAIRS (web based anaesthetic incident reporting system).

What our members say

For 90 years, our community has enhanced the lives and professional journeys of Australian anaesthetists.

Listen to ASA members share their experiences below.