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The John Hanrahan Oration was established by the Western Australian Regional Committee in 1992 to honour the first Western Australian to be elected President of the College (1991-1993)
2017 - Mr John Hall, Tom Collie: The Surgeon
2014 - Dr David Borshoff, Anaesthetist WA 'Can Air Disasters Save Patients?'
2013 - Mr John Tomich, Surgeon, SA - 'Interactive Wine Appreciation'2012 - Mr Ralph Smith, Branch Manager, FESA, WA - 'Why do we still lose houses to bushfires'
2010 - Mr Ian Morris, Environmentalist, NT - 'Cane Toads'
2009 - Mr John E DeB Norman - 'A Pearling Master's Journey: in the Wake of the Schooner Mist'
2008 - Mr Roland Mau, A/District Manager, WA Dept of Environment & Conservation - 'Caring for country - looking after Ningaloo'
2007 - Mr Ross Neumann, Managing Director, Port Bouvard Ltd - 'Port Bouvard'
2006 - The Honourable Justice Michael Murray, Senior Puisne Judge, Supreme Court of WA - 'The Process of Justice. Does anything remain?'
2005 - Mr David Reed, Executive Director, Reed Resources - 'Gold in the Goldfields'
2004 - Professor W. Castleden - 'Changes'
2003 - Clinical Professor Kingsley Faulkner - 'For Whom the Fels Toll. Surgical Competence, Competition and Care'
2002 - Mr Noel Robins, Tactician for Australia II
2001 - Richard 'Salty Dog' Bailleau - 'Pearling Industry'
2000 - Professor Barry Marshall - 'Lessons in Morphosis: From Heretic to Establishment'
1999 - Mr Max Cramer - 'Digging into the past'
1998 - Mr Philip Playford - 'Discoveries and Disasters: Early Dutch Explorers and Shipwrecks in Western Australia'
1997 - Ms Wilma Dunne - 'Operation Rainbow'
1996 - Professor David Fletcher - 'A Vision for Surgery - Technology and Teaching'
1995 - Mr Les Johnson
1994 - Professor J. Stoelwinder - 'Funder/Provider Split and DRG's. The Victoria Experience
1993 - Dr R. Reid - 'Kalgoorlie's Contribution to Medicine in WA'
1992 - Mr J.C. Hanrahan