The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand is the peak professional body of thoracic physicians, scientists and other health care professionals involved in respiratory health. It was formed in 1988 by the merger of the Thoracic Society of New Zealand and Thoracic Society of Australia. Today the Society has just over 1,200 members.


The aims of the Society are to prevent and cure respiratory disease and relieve disability in those with lung disease. To achieve these objectives the Society promotes:

  • promotes the highest quality and standards of patient care
  • promotes the development and application of knowledge about respiration and respiratory disease
  • promotes the professional needs of the membership
  • promotes the goal of a tobacco smoke free society.



The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
GPO Box 1491
Sydney NSW 2001
02 9222 6200
02 9221 0438
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