Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF)

The Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF) was established in 2018 as a new internal RANZCO committee dedicated to raising funds for important education and research projects across Australia, New Zealand and developing countries. ANZEF was set up to replace the charitable functions of the Eye Surgeons’ Foundation which ceased operations in 2017. Through its fundraising efforts ANZEF’s aims are to facilitate the distribution of donations for innovative research into eye disease; improve the lives of people who need eye care; and to help prevent avoidable blindness in the Asia Pacific region through education and advocacy.

The ANZEF Committee currently consists of the CEO of RANZCO (ex officio); four Fellows of RANZCO (Drs John Kennedy, Stephen Best, Clare Fraser and Eline Whist); and assisting RANZCO staff from membership services and communications teams. The inaugural Chair of ANZEF is Dr John Kennedy.

The Foundation accepts donations from Australian RANZCO members directly, or from New Zealand members through the NZ Branch, as well as public donations. Additionally, bequests can be accepted from RANZCO members and the general public.

 For more information about ANZEF, please email us at anzef@ranzco.edu 

If you would like to make a bequest, please contact RANZCO CEO, Dr David Andrews, on 02 9690 1001 to discuss it personally.

You can make a tax deductible donation to ANZEF through:

  • Direct electronic funds transfer from your bank to ANZEF

Our Bank details are:

Account Name: RANZCO/ANZEF

BSB: 062-016

Account #: 11614360

Reference: ANZEF donation/Your name

Please follow your donation with an email to anzef@ranzco.edu confirming your donation amount and name, so that we can provide you with a tax receipt.


  • Via Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard only).

Please contact our Finance Officer, Alvin Lau, on alau@ranzco.edu (or phone 02 9690 1001 ext 202) to make payment.