Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised national peak body representing and advocating for the role of allied health professions in Australia. AHPA works to represent the interests of the allied health sector with the Federal Government and to provide a vehicle for liaison and discussion between the professions themselves.
AHPA’s membership includes 19 national organisations representing allied health professionals who have a role in the private and public health sectors. AHPA membership is open to other associations who represent an allied health profession and are interested in working with other allied health professionals on national issues. AHPA is also formally allied with a number of organisational friends representing professions who are national health associations with similar objectives.
AHPA’s association members collectively represent over 85,000 allied health professionals and work on behalf of approximately 165,000 allied practitioners active in Australia. Each AHPA member has internal systems and networks for liaising with its members, ensuring that AHPA has input from allied health professionals right across Australia who together provide a vast wealth of expertise.