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Anaesthetic Department

Our anaesthetic department provides anaesthesia and pain management services across 3 hospitals in the Gold Coast area. Comprising of over 70 specialists and 50 trainees, we cover around 30 operating theatres, 3 interventional radiology/hybrid suites, and a variety of other procedural rooms such as MRI, endoscopy, and interventional cardiology.  

Our Service

Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) is the largest facility in our service, with 20 operating theatres, plus interventional and hybrid suites. GCUH is a level one trauma centre and has the busiest emergency department in Queensland. All major tertiary services are onsite including cardiothoracic, paediatric surgery (PICU and NICU) and neurosurgery. We also have a busy obstetric unit with 5200 deliveries per year. Our service also covers Robina Hospital and the Varsity Lakes Day Hospital.


The Gold Coast Health service is an accredited training provider with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). Find out more about ANZCA training.

ANZCA Provisional Fellowships 

We offer 8-12 provisional fellowship (PF) positions per year. The fellowships are general fellowships, except for one regional anaesthesia fellowship position. Please contact us if you are interested in further details about the positions. 

ANZCA Registrar Training 

Anaesthetic registrar positions are appointed through the Queensland Anaesthetic Rotational Training Scheme (QARTS). Details of the application process can be found here on the QARTS page

Applications for registrar positions are submitted via the QLD Health RMO and Registrar Recruitment Campaign. 


We employ over 70 ANZCA-accredited specialists, including general, cardiac, and paediatric anaesthetists. Position vacancies can be found via Queensland Government Job Search ( and ANZCA (Advertised job vacancies). 


We collaborate in research with both Bond University and Griffith University.

ANZCA Clinical Trials Network

Find out more about the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network.

Our Location

Anaesthetics Department 
D Block, Level 3 
1 Hospital Blvd, Southport QLD 4213 

Last updated 14 Apr 2022