The Australian Podiatry Association (APODA) is a member-based, national organisation which represents more than 2,500 podiatrists. It provides information for other health professionals, professional support to members and education for the public about foot care.
To advance foot and lower-limb health for all Australians.
The Australian Podiatry Association advocates and lobbies on behalf of the podiatry profession when issues of concern are raised before federal, state, and local government departments. The association regularly prepares national policies to represent and advance the needs of podiatrists and their patients. The association collaborates with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to organise a regular national labour-force survey and conducting practice fee and cost surveys.
The podiatry profession is nationally regulated by the Podiatry Board of Australia for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Podiatrists are required to complete 20 hours of continuing professional development each year as set out by the Podiatry Board of Australia.