About Us

Mission Statement
"We lead, support and enable all health workers and researchers to prevent, cure and relieve disability from lung disease."


The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) is the only health peak body representing a range of professions (medical specialists, scientists, researchers, academics, nurses, physiotherapists, students and others) across various disciplines within the respiratory/sleep medicine field in Australia and New Zealand. The TSANZ is a Health Promotion Charity.

TSANZ is committed to serving the professional needs of its members by improving knowledge and understanding of lung disease, with the ultimate goals being to prevent respiratory illness through research and health promotion and to improve health care for people with respiratory illness.

As the leaders in lung health we promote the:

  • highest quality and standards of patient care
  • development and application of knowledge about respiratory health and disease
  • highest quality air standards including a tobacco smoke free society and effective regulation of novel nicotine delivery systems
  • collaboration between all national organisations whose objects are to improve the wellbeing of individuals with lung disease and to promote better lung health for the community
  • professional and collegiate needs of the Membership.

TSANZ is a professional membership association, it does not provide referral to medical specialists or advice to patients.

TSANZ Strategic Plan 2021-2026

TSANZ Constitution

TSANZ NZ Constitution

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Limited is a company limited by guarantee and governed by the rules stipulated in its Constitution.

TSANZ Annual Report 2021

TSANZ Annual Report 2020

TSANZ Annual Report 2019

TSANZ Annual Report 2018

TSANZ Annual Report 2017

TSANZ Annual Report 2016

TSANZ Annual Report 2015

TSANZ Annual Report 2014

If you wish to obtain a prior year Annual Report please click here.