The Public Health Association is Australia’s peak body for public health. We advocate for the health and well-being of all Australians.

We lead the conversation in public health policy across Australia. Our campaigns cover a wide range of public health issues including Indigenous health, alcohol pregnancy warning labels, and sick leave for all workers. Our campaigns are based on evidence-based policy statements which are developed collaboratively with our membersbranches and Special Interest Groups.

Our 1700 individual members represent over 40 professional groups interested in the promotion of public health. We have branches in every State and Territory. The branches work with the National Office to provide policy advice, organise events and mentor young public health professionals. We also have eighteen Special Interest Groups which focus on developing policy on a wide range of public health issues.

We are a lead provider of public health professional development, and host several major national and international conferences every year.

We publish the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health which is a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary, open access journal.

Our organisation is headed by the CEO, who oversees a small team in the National Office located in Canberra. Our work is governed by a Board of Directors and a constitution.

All public health professionals are invited to become members:

Membership Category Membership Type Fee
Agencies/Organisations Government Agencies & Academic Institutions – 1 year $950
Government Agencies & Academic Institutions – 2 years $1900
Not-for-profit organisations – 1 year $400
Not-for-profit organisations – 2 years $800
Individual Category A – 1 year (Gross income above $65,000) $330
Category A – 2 years (Gross income above $65,000) $595
Category B – 1 year (Gross income $35,000 – $65,000) $195
Category B – 2 years (Gross income $35,000 – $65,000) $350
Concession – 1 year (Gross income below $35,000) $70
Full-time student – 1 year $65
Some additional fees may apply when joining or renewing your membership. These fees are listed below and in the relevant sign up forms.
  • Joining fee (new members only- Full Time Students exempt) $45.00
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) membership (optional) $15.00 per SIG
  • Late renewal fee (lapsed members only) $45.00



Your personal information is only used for the purposes of providing the membership service offered through this website. As part of this membership service we will contact members periodically via email about upcoming conferences and events, jobs, and Public Health Association of Australia announcements.

By submitting your application you agree to be contacted by the Public Health Association of Australia periodically via email.

Please do not hesitate to contact PHAA on 02 6285 2373 or at for any membership queries.