The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients. The APA is a national organisation with non-autonomous state and territory branches and specialty subgroups.

The APA corporate structure is one of a company limited by guarantee. The organisation has almost 25 000 members and over 300 members in volunteer positions on committees or working parties. The APA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by representatives of all stakeholder groups within the Association.

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The APA is committed to the concept of continuing professional education. The APA offers members advanced training and the possibility of collegial support from physiotherapists working in a similar area through its 21 national groups.

The APA signifies a standard of professional and ethical behaviour over and above the requirements of registration.

The APA’s rolling strategic plan is designed to evolve rather than conclude, enabling us to build on the success of the 2015-2017 strategic plan, and create new opportunities for the future.

The APA strategic plan belongs to members, staff and other stakeholders of physiotherapy including consumers. The concept of Choose Physio is the anchor for this plan, and clearly articulates our intent.

The APA is a member of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).