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.



Medical registration in Australia

From 1 July 2010, the registration and accreditation of health professionals is overseen by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

AHPRA supports the 14 National Boards that are responsible for regulating the health professions. The National Board that manages registration of surgeons is the Australian Medical Board.

The primary role of the National Boards is to protect the public and set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.

An applicant assessed by the AMC and RACS and deemed either partially comparable or substantially comparable, can apply for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

Information for IMGs is available on the Medical Board of Australia website.

Medical Registration in New Zealand

In order to practice medicine in New Zealand as an independent consultant vocational registration is required in the relevant specialty. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must submit applications for registration to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). For information about pathways to registration and the application process, visit the MCNZ website.