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The Public Health Association of Australia provides forums for the discussion of public health in Australia and a voice that advocates for better public health research, policies, programs and funding. This is the voice of a wide variety of professional public health workers.

Via the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health the PHAA provides Australia’s basic public health infrastructure that links those undertaking research in public health and those undertaking policy and program development and implementation.

Via our conferences, we bring together those seeking to debate scientific evidence, policy and program evaluation and options for the further and better development of public health in Australia.

The policy statements that are developed within PHAA are provided to the public to help educate Australians about the scientific evidence and policy options around public health. They are also the primary resource for our advocacy efforts, efforts that underlie bringing policy alternatives to the attention of governments and bureaucrats.

PHAA serves the betterment of public health in Australia and as such is an important element in the Australia health system.


The Public Health Association of Australia is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of public health. Membership is open to any person who is supportive of the objectives of the association being:

  • to advocate for the reduction in health inequality across Australian and International Communities;
  • to encourage research and promote knowledge relating to the problems, needs and development of public health;
  • to promote and provide a forum for the regular exchange of views and information;
  • to promote the development and education of public health workers;
  • to promote, maintain and extend the interest of PHAA’s Branches, Special Interest Groups and any affiliated organisations;
  • to promote excellence in public health practice; and
  • to advocate the objective and policies of the Association.


Public Health Association of Australia Constitution

Annual Report

Annual Report 2015-16
Annual Report 2014-15


PHAA Co-badging and Alliances Protocol
Policy Protocol
Sponsorship Protocol

Strategic Plan

Strategic Direction 2016