About Us

The Sterilizing Research and Advisory Council of Australia (NSW) Inc. (SRACA), the professional body of Sterilizing Technology practitioners, was started in 1962.

SRACA (NSW) Inc. promotes high standards of practice in the provision of sterilizing and disinfection services. As well the Council works closely with TAFE towards maintaining a comprehensive, up to date education program.

SRACA also runs workshops and seminars to help keep sterilizing technology practitioners fully informed on the latest developments in technology.The production of our Journal "Sterilization in Australia" which is printed each April, August and december is one of the modes of disseminating this information.

The Sterilization in Australia Journal was launched in 1981 by such luminaries of the Sterilizing world as Jonathan Milligan and Tony Mercieca along the lines of the SRACA Constitution to provide research and investigation and the expansion and sharing of knowledge in the fields of:

  • control of microbial contamination and infection and in other areas of medical, dental and veterinaries practice in microbiological laboratories and in public health


SRACA NSW Inc. holds current Public Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance to cover authorised SRACA NSW Inc. voluntary activities, in compliance with the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 [Act].

Meet our Board Members

member-lynne-noring.jpg President: Lynne Noring

David.png Vice President: David Bellamy

member-cindy.jpg Secretary: Cindy Shaw

Leanne-Burns-Vice-President1.jpg Treasurer: Leanne Burns

Membership/Journal Subscriptions: Migu Mathew

Tracey.jpg Education Officer: Tracey Worthington

Meet our Committee Members

Tania.jpg Tania Wilcox

Kim_.jpg Kim Beard

IMG_7565.PNG Sonia Jones

Anu.jpg Anu Chennamattam

Life Members

  • Lynne Noring
  • Mr K.R. Boylan
  • Beryl Burns
  • Leanne Burns
  • Dr D Childs
  • Yvonne Emery
  • Rosslyn Fowler
  • Mr F.L. Hebbard
  • Nancy Heather
  • Joyce Kenyon
  • Mr Alan Lynch
  • Anthony Mercieca
  • Jonathan Milligan
  • Mrs C.M. O'brien
  • Janice Ann Robinson
  • Lorraine Robinson
  • John Sheppard
  • Mrs H.J. Short
  • Miss Norah Spence M.B.E
  • Fay Marsden
  • Sue Riley

Committee Role

  • Ensuring that all activities of the Council take place in accordance with The Constitution of the Council and that all financial dealings are in accordance with good Accounting practice.
  • Develop and maintain the membership basis of the Council.
  • Produce a regular newsletter for the interest of the members of the Council.
  • Planning educational meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Provide advice to the members on interpretation of matters relating to interpretation of Sterilizing Standards.
  • Provide advice to Governmental Departments on matters of Sterilizing Technology.

On a Broader Stage the Committee also plays a role in the following

  • Membership of the Federation of Sterilizing Research & Advisory Councils of Australia (FSRACA)
  • Membership of such groups as Standards Australia Committees for consideration of relevant Standards that may apply to the industry.

You do not have to be a Committee Member to help the Committee perform these roles. Feel free to volunteer to assist in any of the above tasks. Not only will you learn new skills, but you will make new friends. Contact any of the Committee Members to see how you can help.

Click here to view our Constitution and By-laws.

Upcoming Events

NSW SRACA General Meeting

6:00pm Monday 2nd of December 2019 Cafe Samba, Campbelltown Catholic Club 20/22 Camden Road, Campbelltown NSW

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SRACA NSW State Conference September 18th to 20th

Masquerade- Unmasking the Quality Measures for Reprocessing an RMD Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th September @ The NEX in Newcastle Register and pay online

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2019 SRACA AGM & Workshop

Wednesday the 15th May at Hornsby RSL Club

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