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

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 1,900+ 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 18 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 (ANZJPH) which is a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary, open access journal.

Our organisation is headed by a CEO who oversees a team of people 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.


Benefits of Individual Membership

Professional development and networking

Access to public health news, research, and jobs

Contribute to public health advocacy and policy development

Membership Category Membership Type Fee
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
Individuals Category A – 1 year (Gross income above $65,000) $330
Category A – 2 years (Gross income above $65,000) – 10% off $595
Category B – 1 year (Gross income $35,000 – $65,000) $195
Category B – 2 years (Gross income $35,000 – $65,000) – 10% off $350
Concession – 1 year (Gross income below $35,000) $70
Full-time student – 1 year $65











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