Affiliated organisations

The NZSA is affiliated to organisations in both New Zealand and overseas. We collaborate and work together to advance the specialty, patient care and our wider health system.

Affiliated organisations overseas

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists


The WFSA unites anaesthesiologists from around the world to deliver the highest global standards of care in anaesthesia, pain treatment, trauma management and resuscitation. It has standing committees e.g. in education and safety and quality, as well as sub-specialty committees such as obstetrics. As the only global alliance of its kind, WFSA works with national, regional, and specialist organisations, to facilitate outreach, and promote the highest standards of patient care. The NZSA is a member of the WFSA and has two representatives on the WFSA's Committee.


Lifebox UK

Lifebox is a WFSA project, supported by the NZSA as part of its global development work.  Prof Alan Merry chairs the project.  This project team has international representatives from Lifebox, Operation Smile, the Vietnamese Society of Anaesthetists (VSA) as well as  members of the NZSA Global Development Subcommittee and other anaesthetists involved in this work.  Find out more about NZSA's involvement here.

Common Issues Group


The CIG membership is made up of the following anaesthesia societies: ASA (USA), ASA (AUS), Association of Anaesthetists (UK), CAS (Canada), SASA (South Africa), and NZSA (New Zealand). The Group meets in person once a year and also holds regular teleconferences to exchange information, share resources and work on common projects.


Australian Society of Anaesthetists

ASA Sydney

The NZSA has a strong working relationship with the ASA,  its sister organisation. The NZSA and ASA Presidents attend each others’ executive meetings and regularly exchange information. The ASA is a member organisation dedicated to supporting and connecting Australian anaesthetists. They work to ensure the high standards of the profession are met to uphold optimal patient care and focus on the economic, workforce and professional interests of their members. 

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

ANZCA Melbourne

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) is the professional organisation for around 5000 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 2000 anaesthetists in training (trainees) in Australia and New Zealand. The NZSA President regularly attends ANZCA Council meetings.

Affiliated organisations New Zealand

NZNC ANZCA, Wellington

ANZCA's National Committee NZ has a close working relationship with the NZSA. The committee and NZSA host an annual joint meeting to discuss common issues. The President of NZSA attends NZNC Committee meetings and the NZNC attends NZSA Executive meetings.

We have worked jointly on issues like workforce, and assistant to the anaesthetists.  

New Zealand Medical Association

NZMA,  Wellington

The Society is an affiliated member of the NZMA and are invited to their Annual General Meeting.  There is a strong working relationship between both organisations with a sharing of resources and ideas.  The NZSA is also represented on the NZMA Specialist Council. 

New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society

NZATS, Wellington

NZATS is the professional body representing Registered and Trainee Anaesthetic Technicians in New Zealand. It provides high quality CPD, trainee education and support to its members and promotes the profession. The NZSA has an MOU with NZATS. We provide admin support for NZATS member services and meetings.  NZSA also has a representative on the NZATS Executive Committee who is the conduit to the NZSA Executive Committee and NZSA members.