Court of Examiners


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.



The Court of Examiners is appointed by the Council of the College. Its purpose is to conduct the Fellowship Examination and to assess the knowledge, clinical skills, judgement, decision making and professional competencies of candidates, in order to ensure that they are safe and competent to practise as surgeons.

The Court is composed of surgeons representing the nine different specialties in which the College conducts the Examination. The number of Examiners varies in each specialty in line with the number of trainees and examination candidates.

The clinical/viva examinations are generally conducted during May and September each year in venues across Australia and New Zealand and alternate between the following locations:

  • Australia - Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney
  • New Zealand - Auckland and Wellington

The written exams are normally conducted in April and August each year in the following locations:

  • Australia - Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • New Zealand - Auckland and Wellington

Court of Examiners

For a full list of current members of the Court of examiners please click the link below:

2019 Court of Examiners (PDF 86KB)

Appointment to the Court of Examiners

Applications for appointment to the Court of Examiners for 2019 are now closed.


Please read the following policies, which can be found on the Examinations and Assessment Policies page, paying particular attention to the Selection Guidelines:

  • Appointments to the Court of Examiners
  • Conduct of the Fellowship Examination

Application Form

Application form will be published here when applications open again.


Please contact the Examinations Department for further information.

Examinations Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7471