About Us


General Surgeons Australia (GSA) was founded in 1999 and its Constitution was ratified in June 2000. In 2020, GSA had a membership of over 980 consultant General Surgeons, 235 Junior Doctors, 455 Trainees, and 20 Specialist International Medical Graduates, practicing mainly in Australia.

GSA has a close working relationship with the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS), and is an official Designated Society of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI). GSA maintains close links with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), and is committed to promoting both high quality training and the continuing medical education of our Members.

On 1 January 2009, GSA assumed responsibility for General Surgical training, to the level of Fellowship of RACS. GSA provides administrative and executive support to the RACS Australian Board in General Surgery, and manages the SET program for General Surgery as it relates to training in Australia.

GSA membership is offered to all duly qualified and recognised Specialist General Surgeons practicing in Australia, and all trainees in the SET General Surgery training program.

Specialist General Surgeons

A General Surgeon is a specialist who:

  • is trained to provide expert treatment across a broad range of emergency and planned surgical procedures
  • pursues a balance between sub-specialty interests and generalist surgical practice
  • participates in multi-disciplinary teams
  • contributes to training and research
  • is available to address surgical needs within Australia and globally

Organisational Chart

Click here to download a copy of the GSA Organisational Chart.