Nominations for election to RACS Council open Friday 3 September and close Monday 20 September. 

RACS Council is the governing body of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Council meeting commitments are four to five days, three times a year at the end of February, June and October. In addition, Councillors are expected to be members of Council committees and working parties, and to fulfil any committee role conferred on them by Council.

Councillors are company directors with fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the Fellowship as a whole in fulfilling their governance responsibilities.

Council embraces and encourages broad diversity of membership—gender and ethnicity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Māori. Amongst other diversity, Council should comprise a mix of Fellows from public, private and academic practice. 

Governance experience and previous involvement in College activities, e.g. course facilitator or examiner, committee member, is an advantage. 

Fellows passionate about equitable distribution of surgeons, improving the culture and respect amongst all surgeons in helping our trainees progress to the next generation of surgeons and healthcare sustainability are encouraged to nominate.

Australian Capital Territory Fellows are also encouraged to nominate, as currently they do not have an  elected representative on Council. 

Council currently does not have an elected Councillor from the Northern Territory, progress is currently underway for a Co-opted Councillor for Northern Territory to join Council.

For more information visit the Council nominations web page.