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Corporate entry Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) (1927 - )

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Education, Medical Research, Advisory or regulatory body, Association and Society or membership organisation
Reference No
ABN: 29 004 167 766
College of Surgeons Gardens, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000


The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons was established in 1927. It is a non-government organisation run by a Council made up of elected members from throughout Australia and New Zealand who work in an honorary capacity. There are also co-opted members to represent surgical specialties. The College trains around 90 per cent of all surgeons practising in Australia and New Zealand and is also responsible for maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Bionic Ear Records, 1949 - 2000; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Smith, Colin, 'The Shaping of the RACS, 1920-1960' in Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Handbook 1995, D.E. Theile; P.H. Carter and C.V. Smith, eds (Melbourne: Royal Australian College of Surgeons, 1995), pp. 13-54. Details

Journal Articles

  • Heslop, J. H., 'Gordon-Taylor Memorial Lecture: the history of basic surgical science examinations in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 58 (1988), 529-36. Details
  • Kenny, P. J., 'The founders of the College', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 51 (1) (1981), 95-101. Details
  • Wilson, G., 'Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons: foundation and progress', Medical Journal of Australia, 1977 (1) (1977), 738-42. Details


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