The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is conducted as postal ballot commencing 13 May 2021.

Originally, the AGM was scheduled to be held in Melbourne as part of the RACS Annual Scientific Conference (RACS ASC 2021), however public health concerns associated with COVID-19 as well as travel restrictions and government limits on gathering of people necessitated the change in conducting the AGM via a postal ballot.

Please view the following AGM papers:


Key dates


Voting commences Thursday 13 May 2021 at 4pm (AEST) and your vote must be received by 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 16 June 2021. On 13 May, you will receive an email from BigPulse (our external voting provider) with your personal code to access the voting platform.

Questions from Fellows

Fellows can submit questions from Thursday 13 May at 4pm (AEST) until 5pm (AEST) Thursday 27 May 2021. On 13 May, you will receive an email from BigPulse with your personal code to access the voting platform and to submit questions.


How to vote at the AGM

You can cast your vote online by using the personal code and following the instructions as contained in the email you will receive from BigPulse (please also check your spam/junk folder) issued on 13 May 2021.

Your completed online voting form must be received by RACS by 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 16 June 2021.


Questions from Fellows

Fellows who would like to ask questions of the Council concerning matters to be considered during the AGM, are invited to do so by accessing and completing the online form by 5pm (AEST) Thursday 27 May 2021. 

Your questions are important to us and although we will not be able to reply to each question individually, we will respond to as many of the frequently asked questions as possible before the closing date of the Thursday 27 May 2021.

Answers to questions submitted for the AGM will be posted on a secure section of the RACS website, which you can access with your RACS login and password.