Our Work

RANZCOG acts as an advocate for women's healthcare by developing policy and guidance that outlines safe woman-centred maternity care in Australia, New Zealand and overseas.
National Women's Health Summit Priorities Document Maternity Care in Australia:
a framework
Improving Women's Health in the Pacific RANZCOG Medical Schools Curriculum RANZCOG Medical Schools Curriculum:
AMC Alignment

Vision & Mission


Delivery of excellence and equity in women's health.


To be the leader in education, training and advocacy in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Activities Report


The Activities Report is provided to the community as a comprehensive account of College activities throughout a calendar year and was introduced in 2010.

It focuses on providing details of the Obstetric and Gynaecological workforce, as well as information regarding training of Fellows, Subspecialists, and Diplomates across Australia and New Zealand, breaking down data into useful subcategories, such as geographical locations, gender, and age demographics.

View or download the RANZCOG Activities Report for each year by clicking on the buttons below.


Statistics: 2018

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists membership in 2018 was as follows:
Fellows: Australia 968 (51%) male 877 (48%) female
Fellows: New Zealand 133 (43%) male 173 (57%) female
Fellowship Trainees 220 (18%) male 551 (82%) female
Subspecialists 150 (54%) male 127 (46%) female
Subspecialty Trainees 24 (27%) male 65 (63%) female
Diplomates 896 (35%) male 1653 (65%) female
Certificate of Women's Health Trainees 31 (17%) male 155 (83%) female
DRANZCOG Trainees 82 (19%) male 350 (81%) female
DRANZCOG Advanced Trainees 60 (27%) male 159 (73%) female


Strategic Plan & Annual Reports

Strategic Plan

The RANZCOG Strategic Plan 2019–2022 centres on improving standards of care through education and training, advocacy and policy development. The priorities are as follows:
  • Members – Create stronger engagement with members through provision of support, advocacy and education
  • Organisation – Create an agile, sustainable and innovative organisation 
  • Stakeholders – Develop and maintain productive and mutually beneficial relationships 


Annual Report

Click below to view the current RANZCOG Annual Report, or visit Past Annual Reports to view our archive.

Annual Report 2019
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Honours & Awards

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) bestows honours and awards on individuals who have contributed to the work of the College and/or women’s health more broadly

RANZCOG Honours & Awards

History & Heritage

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) was formed on 23 October 1998, with the amalgamation of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RACOG) and the Royal New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RNZCOG).

RANZCOG History & Heritage



Professor John Newnham

It is with great pleasure and pride that RANZCOG acknowledges Professor John Newnham, as the first fellow to be awarded the highest honour of Senior Australian of the Year.




RANZCOG Organisational Values

In late 2019, a College Organisational Values Working Group was established and tasked with developing a unique set of shared values, defined by our common vision, for members, trainees and College staff.



Advocacy from East to West: Marwan Shawki

Marwan Shawki wants to strengthen the bonds between Australia and the Middle East, like he once did between the US and Iraq.