ANZCA ASM : 5 May - 9 May 2023

College Ceremony FAQs

To keep you in the loop we have started a frequently asked question page for the 2023 College Ceremony.

Can’t find the answer to your query here?
If you can’t find the answer to your query in any of these FAQs then please email us at asm@anzca.edu.au. We aim to respond to your email within two working days. We will respond to emails in the order in which they are received.

When and where will the 2023 ANZCA and FPM College Ceremony be held?

The College Ceremony will be held on Saturday 6 May in the Darling Harbour Theatre located on level 2 at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICC) Sydney from 6pm AEST. New fellows will be required to be seated in their allocated seat no later than 5.40pm. The College Ceremony is expected to conclude at approximately 7.30pm AEST. 

Am I eligible to present as a new fellow at the 2023 College Ceremony?

Fellows who have received their fellowship within the past two years are eligible to present at the College Ceremony. Fellows who had registered to present at the 2022 College Ceremony or were eligible to present in 2022 will automatically be eligible to present in 2023, regardless of whether it has been more than two years since receiving their fellowship. Fellows who were registered to present at the Perth ENGAGE Hub in 2021 are also invited to present. 

As 2023 will be the first time in several years that we’ve been able to hold an in-person ceremony on a pre-pandemic scale, we’re anticipating a large number of new fellows may wish to present in Sydney.  

To assist with managing demand, we would like to offer eligible new fellows the option to present either at the 2023 College Ceremony in Sydney or the 2024 College Ceremony in Brisbane. This will help us ensure that we manage numbers and allow time to acknowledge your effort in achieving your qualifications.  

If you would prefer to present in 2024, please contact the ASM team by email to register your interest. 

It’s been more than two years since I received my fellowship. Can I still present in 2023?

If it is a little more than two years, please contact with the ASM team to discuss further as we would still love to see you present in Sydney.

I was registered to present as a new fellow in 2021 at the Perth ENGAGE hub prior to the snap lockdown in Perth. Can I present in 2022?

Yes, new fellows who were registered to present at the Perth ENGAGE hub in 2021 can present at the 2023 College Ceremony. 

Do I need to present in-person?

Eligible new fellows are invited to present in-person at the 2023 College Ceremony. If you’re unable to present in person in 2023 and would like to check if you can present at the 2024 College Ceremony in Brisbane, please contact the ASM team. 

Do I need a gown to be presented at the College Ceremony?

Yes, it is a requirement of presentation that you wear a gown. There is a limited number of gowns available to hire upon registration, please register early to ensure you secure a gown. When registering, please select to hire a gown at this time. New fellows are unable to present unless they are wearing a gown.  

My family/friends are unable to travel to Sydney to attend the ceremony. Will they be able to watch the ceremony online?

We understand it is not possible for everyone to attend so we will be live streaming the College Ceremony via the Facebook Live platform so your family and friends can share in your special moment from wherever they are in the world. All you need to do is ensure that they follow the ANZCA Facebook page and keep an eye out for the live feed from 6pm AEST. The recording will be available on Facebook for a limited time after the ASM.