Working in Australia or New Zealand


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.



Australian health care system overview

The Australian health care system is designed to provide universal access to public health care while giving individuals a choice to obtain health care through the private sector.  It is designed to provide:

  • health care and financial protection to all citizens
  • a mix of private and public healthcare providers.

Public hospitals are funded by the government; private hospitals are owned by for-profit or not-for-profit organisations, such as corporate operators and private health insurance funds.

New Zealand health care system overview

For an overview of the health care system in New Zealand, visit the Ministry of Health's website