The Australian Health Promotion Association supports people interested or involved in the practice, policy, research and study of health promotion. Membership is open to individuals and organisations that support the aims of AHPA.
Reap the benefits of professional development, networking and making a significant strategic contribution to the growth and development of the Australian health promotion sector.
Why join AHPA?
Contribute to your profession
Help shape the directions of health promotion! You can be involved in advocating for the health promotion workforce, and health promotion directions more broadly.
Meet other health promotion practitioners – both recent graduates and practitioners with many years of experience. Keep in touch with what’s happening in the world of health promotion.
Links to the latest job opportunities
Whether it is your first role in health promotion – or a progression along your career - AHPA is committed to building a national career structure for health promotion. Check out our job information to stay abreast of opportunities.
Discounted registration to the AHPA Annual Conference
AHPA hosts an annual conference reaching up to 700 delegates addressing contemporary topics in health promotion. Hear from international and local thought-leaders and practitioners about innovative work at play across Australia. Link to conference information
Health Promotion Journal of Australia (HPJA)
Publish your work in the only peer reviewed health promotion journal in the southern hemisphere! Receive free Online access to e-copies of the journal. AHPA members are also eligible for a 20% discount on Open Access publishing fees in the HPJA. Learn about the latest best practice health promotion initiatives from across Australia through regular member updates.
Local Branch Activities
AHPA is active national and in most states and territories of Australia. Your local branch will connect you to health promotion professionals and issues that matter close to home. Opportunities may include joining a branch working group or committee, attending professional development or networking events, accessing scholarships, awards and mentoring programs and getting active in advocacy for health promotion.
As a student it was important for me to be a part of a professional committee, to remain up to date in the field and have access to job opportunities. Having won a scholarship I can now attend my first professional conference. Being a student is the perfect time to join given the great student discount. Joining the association has been one of the best moves I could have made.
Tahni Roberts, Student, Queensland
AHPA membership gives me the opportunity to keep up-to-date with local, national and international health promotion initiatives and to build relationships with others in the field – this is important for me as an early career and regional health promotion practitioner.
Amber Giblett Branch Committee member, Western Australia
As an experienced health promotion manager it’s important to me to contribute to the sector through the AHPA Board.
Michele Herriot AHPA Director
I joined AHPA when I moved to Australia to connect with colleagues and find opportunities in the sector. Now those people are some of my best friends. Being a member gives me the chance to shape health promotion practice and build a profession I am really proud of.
David Towl, Branch President, Victoria