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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Consultation on use of genetic testing results in life insurance underwriting

Posted on 12/12/2023
The Government is consulting on options to address genetic discrimination in life insurance.


Changes to Membership Fees for 2024-25

Posted on 11/12/2023
Increased membership fees apply from 1st January 2024


EOI-Pathology Tests Explained – Discipline Editor

Posted on 11/12/2023
Pathology Tests Explained (PTEX) is seeking appropriately qualified scientists and pathologists to be discipline editors and part of the editorial board for the new website, which will be chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Dr John Beilby.


Christmas-New Year Office Closure

Posted on 6/12/2023
The HGSA Office will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and re-open on Monday 8th January 2024.


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