Voting for election to RACS Council opens Friday 24 September and closes Monday 11 October at 5.00pm AEDT. 

All Fellows are strongly encouraged to vote. Fellows will receive an email from our external provider BigPulse (please also check your spam/junk folder) on Friday 24 September 2021 with a personal code to access the voting form.

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. 

For more information visit the Council voting web page.