Join Central Anaesthetic Group: a group of Melbourne specialist anaesthetists serving the community since 1972.

Take advantage of Identification and collegiality with a long-standing, well-recognised anaesthetic group.

Our members also provide anaesthetic services for many specialities including general surgery, IVF, ophthalmology and neurosurgery together with other disciplines.

General anaesthetic

Bookings service

The CAG office communicates with medical specialists and their practices as well as hospitals to organise your schedule. The secretarial staff will ensure that lists are received, forwarded at least a day in advance and changes notified. Communication is via internet, email, SMS and/or fax (as per your preference) on a day-to-day basis to advise you of updates and opportunities in your schedule. CAG runs an electronic booking service, and all permanent and ad hoc bookings are entered into your own calendar. The office will provide you with remote access login.

General anaesthetic


CAG has a prompt expert billing service. A billing template can be modified to suit your needs. You will need to provide patient and procedure details (as detailed on patient ID labels). The office will manage missing details, account enquiries from patients and mechanisms for patient account deposits. There is a follow-up procedure for outstanding accounts and debt collection. The billing service submits accounts via electronic means when available to enhance speed of payments. BPay is also available to assist your cashflow. CAG will arrange payment of accounts into your bank account of choice.

CAG will provide you with the following reports:

Each month

Billings, receipts and debtors.

Each quarter

Daily banking report and quarterly payments. Fees & other amounts paid to CAG (for BAS).


Billings, receipts and debtors.

Benefits of joining CAG

  • After hours and holiday cover
  • Ad hoc work which may be developed into regular lists
  • Informed financial consent service
  • Business cards for the group
  • Individual business cards may be ordered
  • Patient brochures and informed consent can also be prepared for individual members
  • Professional meetings attracting CPD points
  • Facility at the rooms for patient consultations
  • CAG anaesthetists participate in a rotating Melbourne IVF roster 1-2 days per month. You may be allocated a list in accordance with the availability of lists.

  What you need to supply/complete

Doctor profile

Name, qualifications, hospitals you attend, areas of interest.

Business details

Provider number, ABN (if applicable), hospital accreditation, provider for gap cover, medical indemnity provider, anaesthetist billing particulars.

Banking details

BSB, account number, direct debit request, merchant application form.

Contact details

General contact and bookings contact preferences.


Desired specialties, hospitals, surgeons, patient demographics, current lists. Any exclusions

  We will provide you

  • A list of Central Anaesthetic Group members and phone numbers
  • Instructions for external access to the CAG calendar
  • Shareholder forms and documents

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