Dealing with Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has a zero tolerance
policy concerning unreasonable behaviour from its Trainees, Fellows
and International Medical Graduates (IMGs).
We expect all of our members to abide by the Code of
Conduct (PDF 475KB), adhere to the Discrimination, Bullying
and Sexual Harassment Policy and uphold the College's values.
Our Complaints User Guide explains what RACS can do about
complaints and how we do it:
Other resources explain more about unacceptable behaviour and
RACS Complaints Policy:
RACS Complaints Hotline
The College has a formal process for lodgement of complaints in
regards to discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.
1800 892 491
In New Zealand:
0800 787 470
Making a complaint
RACS has a formal process for lodging complaints about
misconduct including discrimination, bullying and sexual
If you would like to make a complaint please complete the:
If you would like to have a training assessment or decision
reviewed please complete the:
If you need help to complete the form please contact the Manager
Complaints Resolution on 1800 892 491 (Australia)
or 0800 787 470 (New Zealand).
Once you have completed the form please sign it, scan and email
or alternately fax to +61 3 9276 7412 or post it to Manager
Complaints Resolution, RACS 250 - 290 Spring Street East Melbourne
VIC 3002 .
RACS encourages Fellows, Trainees and IMGs who feel affected by
unacceptable behaviour in the workplace to seek support. The
College has engaged Converge International to offer a confidential
counselling service. Visit the RACS Support Program for more
Other options for support include:
If RACS can't help...
External resolution options also include direct contact with
relevant government bodies such as the Fairwork Commission
in Australia, Human Rights Commission Australia, Human Rights Commission New Zealand.