Foundation for Surgery


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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.


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We're committed to making every dollar count.

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and can be made (use or create a log-in):

100% of all donations assist in addressing critical surgical need in disadvantaged communities as well as supporting research that advances surgical knowledge and practice.

All costs for administering the Foundation for Surgery are provided by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons so that all donations can go where they are needed most.

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Leaving a gift to the Foundation for Surgery in your Will is a very special act of generosity and foresight.

Bequests and other gifts allow the Foundation for Surgery to plan with confidence, invest in long-term projects, and seek lasting solutions to the critical issues affecting the health of our communities. For a confidential conversation, you can contact the Manager of the Foundation for Surgery on ph: 03 9249 1110 or

Read more about making a bequest.

Cultural Gifts Program

RACS gratefully accepts donations of works of art under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program and can assist in gaining taxation incentives to those who donate.

Please contact the College Curator for further information via or on +61 3 9276 7447

Your donations make a difference

thankyouThe Foundation for Surgery is a unique charity providing surgical support, training and research where it is needed most. Thousands of people have been assisted over the past 35 years, with quality surgical care at the forefront of all our work. In today's world, the Foundation for Surgery is needed more than ever to meet the increasing and changing health needs of communities.

We need your help to continue and expand the delivery of these essential activities. We invite you to join us in making a positive impact on critical issues affecting millions of children, families and communities within our region and across Australia and New Zealand. We are passionate about achieving our goals - and we look forward to your involvement and support!

Read Foundation of Surgery - Thank you report


Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1110
Fax: +61 3 9249 1217

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The logo is based on the lotus flower - an international symbol of long life, health, honour and generosity. The foundation is organic - it is growing, developing and renewing itself for the next generation to take on the task of providing the gift of life to others.

The series of leaves in the logo represents the facets of the foundation, portraying the hands of a surgeon, their passion for providing quality surgical care, their skills and transfer of knowledge that provide a better quality of life, as well as their lifelong contribution to healthcare and to our community.ACNC-Registered-Charity-Logo

Volunteers and staff provide support through the generous donation of time, commitment to innovation and administration of various programs.

The leaves also represent the 3 key areas and programs that support the community: international aid programs, innovative research and the cultural gifts program.Donation-icon