Allied Health Professional Associations

Most allied health professions have a professional association that are the national peak bodies in their profession who provide support such as, but not limited to, strategic leadership, advocacy, education, accreditation/registration and professional development.

IAHA works closely with professional associations in building positive working relationships and partnerships to assist us in meeting our core objectives outlined in the IAHA Strategic Plan 2012-2017.

In working with professional associations IAHA can provide strategic direction on Indigenous health, provide advice on cultural competence and be an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professionals on workforce issues, career development, scholarships, specific project initiatives and encourage strategies to improving access to allied health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Allied health professional associations will provide additional information on the requirements for their given profession and the support and initiatives they provide.

Professional Associations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health 

Currently not represented by a professional association

logo_audiologyAudiological Society of Australia Inc (Audiology)

logo_daaDietitians Association of Australia (Dietetics and Nutrition)

logo_essaExercise and Sports Science Australia (Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Science)

logo_occOccupational Therapy Australia (Occupational therapy)

197993Optometrists Association Australia (Optometry)

logo_orthaustOrthoptics Australia (Orthoptics)

logo_orthprothThe Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Inc (Orthotics & Prosthetics)

pharmguild2The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Community Pharmacy)

logo_shpaSociety of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (Hospital Pharmacy)

logo_pysioAustralian Physiotherapy Council (Physiotherapy)

logo_podiatryAustralasian Podiatry Council (Podiatry)

Practice Managers logoAustralian Association of Practice Managers (Practice Managers)

logo_psych2Psychology Board of Australia (Psychology)

air_logoAustralian Institute of Radiography (Radiography, Medical Radiation)

logo_aaswAustralian Association of Social Workers (Social Work)

Click here to view the AASW practitioner resource page

logo_speechpathSpeech Pathology Australia (Speech Pathology)

logo_asaAustralian Sonographers Association (Sonography, Diagnostic Imaging)


Other Allied Health Associations

There are other organisations that support allied health professions that provide education, professional development and support to allied health professionals:

Allied Health Professions Australia


Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association


Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)