Information for IMG Applicants


Find a surgeon

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.



This information has been developed to assist International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with formal postgraduate specialist qualifications in surgery who wish to work in Australia or New Zealand. 

Overview information gives IMGs an introduction to RACS and the medical registration organisations for specialist surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.

Application information

Information in this link enables potential applicants to review their post graduate qualifications and experience to assess how this compares with Australian and New Zealand surgical standards before applying for the right pathway.

Assessment information

This information aims to assist applicants with the assessment process and the outcome results and requirements.

Clinical Assessment information

This information aims to assist applicants with the clinical assessment process and requirements.

Working in Australia or New Zealand

Information is this link provides an overview of the requirements for working in Australia or New Zealand and a guide to the medical services for practitioners.

Living in Australia or New Zealand

Introductory information is available in this link for prospective applicants and their families.

Contacts, forms, guidelines, and policies

Further essential information available as quick links and downloads.