Why Join the APA?

The APA is the sole voice and peak professional body representing physiotherapists and their patients in Australia. The APA provides a voice through the collective power of a strong member organisation.

In joining the APA you become part of the broader physiotherapy community. You can provide vital input in expanding the scope of physiotherapy, reach better outcomes for your patients, and actively increase awareness of physiotherapy to the public and other health practitioners.

The APA has 20 National Groups and Networks. Collectively including over 800 volunteers, the groups and networks cover a range of speciality areas. Being a part of these groups opens up many doors to contribute to your specific field, network with other like-minded professionals, and continue to advance physiotherapy as a profession.

Being a member gives you the opportunity to be protected by an insurance policy, covering the full scope of physiotherapy and 163 additional modalities. You will also have access to a large number of events, as well as a variety of online resources and publications. These member benefits include the Journal of Physiotherapy, the APA’s cpd4physios online learning platform, access to a number of extensive research databases, and over 800 events nationally.


Who can join?

The APA provides a large variety of membership categories ranging from entry level students to fully registered physiotherapists within the private or public sector. To find out more, click here.