About Us

The Sterilising Research and Advisory Council of Australia (Victoria) Inc. (SRACA), the professional body of Sterilising Technology practitioners, was started in 1962. SRACA (Victoria) Inc. promotes high standards of practice in the provision of sterilising 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 sterilising technology practitioners fully informed on the latest developments in technology.

Click here to view our Constitution.

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 Sterilising Standards.
  • Provide advice to Governmental Departments on matters of Sterilising Technology.

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

  • Membership of the Federation of Sterilising 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 make new friends. Contact any of the Committee Members to see how you can help.


Committee Meeting Dates:


The planning session Saturday 10th February 2018, time from 10am – 1pm

1st Committee Meeting Thursday 1st March 2018, time is from 6pm – 8pm


All members are invited to attend any committee meeting. We hold our committee meetings at Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, Meeting Room no 3, 251 Faraday Street , Carlton Vic 3053

However if you plan to attend please send an email to Mohamed Hussein at sraca@bigpond.com to ensure the meeting is going ahead as scheduled and to confirm the venue.


Committee Members

PRESIDENT Elaine Jose, Barwon Health

VICE PRESIDENT Donna Stobbie, Ringwood Private Hospital

TREASURER Pam Weiner, St Vincent's Private Hospital Assistant

SECRETARY/PUBLIC OFFICER / NEWSLETTER EDITOR Mohamed Hussein, Peninsula Private Hospital

COMMITTEE MEMBER Anne Hardy, Knox Private Hospital

COMMITTEE MEMBER Denise Jackson,, Ballarat Health

COMMITTEE MEMBER Darren Martin, Bendigo Base Hospital

COMMITTEE MEMBER Noel Gonzales, St. Vincent’s Private Hospital

COMMITTEE MEMBER Maureen Atchison, Epworth Health Geelong

COMMITTEE MEMBER Chris Wittwer, Mercy For Women Hospital

COMMITTEE MEMBER Gaye Hose, Barwon Health



The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is seeking feedback on the draft resources to support the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition).