About AHPA

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised national voice for allied health professions in Australia, representing and advocating for the role of allied health professionals in our health system. As the peak national organisation for allied health professions, AHPA has an important strategic leadership role and is the body that the Federal Government and other national organisations turn to when they seek a collective view of allied health.

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is a collegiate body consisting of 20 national allied health associations members and a further 6 organisational friends with close links to the allied health sector. AHPA’s members collectively represent over 100,000 allied health professionals who work across the primary, acute and tertiary sectors in Australia. 

AHPA’s governance structure ensures that it is able to engage in effective consultation with its member associations and that AHPA’s work has broad input from allied health professionals working across Australia.

Allied health professionals represent almost a third of the country’s health care workforce and deliver over 200 million health services annually. By working alongside their medical and nursing colleagues, allied health professionals contribute to the health and wellbeing of all Australians and are helping to shape and build the health care system of the future.

Allied health professions provide crucial support for people experiencing disability, chronic illness and a wide range of other health issues. We believe that only by ensuring that allied health services are fully integrated into our health system, and accessible across the country, will we ensure that we are delivering world class health care for every Australian.

Our Constitution

AHPA works to provide national leadership that shapes and supports the contribution made by allied health professionals to national health and wellbeing.

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