This is the official homepage of the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors (ASGC), which represents over 400 members across Australia and New Zealand. We are a special interest group of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA). The ASGC represents those providing genetic counselling or members of the HGSA working in related areas. The majority of the members are either training as or are certified genetic counsellors.

This site is provided for both our members and the public. Feel free to contact the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors if you have any questions.

The Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors (ASGC), the genetic counsellors' Special Interest Group of the HGSA, is a member of Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA). https://ahpa.com.au/allied-health-professions/genetic-counselling/.


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EOI – Education, Ethics & Social Issues Committee (EESIC) members

Posted on 4/12/2023
Several HGSA Education, Ethics and Social Issues Committee (EESIC) members will rotate off the Committee at the end of 2023. We’re therefore seeking new members with expertise across education, ethics and/or social issues.


Genomics in Focus webinar series

Posted on 4/12/2023
The Centre for Genetics Education is producing the Genomics in Focus webinar series, aimed at upskilling non-genetics-trained healthcare professionals in the delivery of genomic healthcare. This series includes six specialty webinars that will take p


New support coming to primary care for genetic testing

Posted on 29/11/2023
The HGSA is a partner with The Australian Institute of Health Innovation in a Medical Research Future Fund Genomics Health Futures Mission for a three-year project to embed genomics into primary care.


Parliamentary Event

Posted on 27/11/2023
The Genetic Counsellor Awareness Day Parliamentary Event held on the 14th November was a great success. A detailed report will be available soon but in the meantime, here are a few images from the day.


GeneEQUAL survey closing soon

Posted on 22/11/2023
Hurry! Are you a healthcare professional? Our survey closes tomorrow & is linked to a draw prize for an iPad! Share your thoughts about our #toolkit & what we should work on together next to improve #genetic #healthcare.


Launch of the ASDG Mentoring Program

Posted on 21/11/2023
The ASDG has launched their Mentoring Program! Simply complete the online application form to express your interest in being a mentor, mentee, or both!