Why Join the APA?


Becoming a member of the APA means you’re joining the peak professional body dedicated to people like you, people who provide some of the best treatments, education and community services in the country.

We’re here to help you progress your career, perhaps turning a dream of running your own practice into reality, or achieving the recognition of your peers that you are a leader in your field.

With the APA you’re never alone or isolated, no matter the work setting you are in. We’re right here to give you member-only advice, to help you find your niche within physiotherapy, and to walk with you along your career journey.

By wearing the APA logo on your chest you have a badge of credibility that is recognised by patients, GPs, allied health professionals and government that you’re a leader in improving quality of life.

With a network approaching 25,000 members and 21 National Groups with over 800 volunteers covering a range of speciality areas, we’re here to make sure you are supported and rewarded. 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.