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Welcome to the Public Health Association of Australia, a non party-political organisation representing more than 40 public health related disciplines. Membership of PHAA is open to any person who is supportive of the objects of the Association.

For a summary of member information, benefits and ways to get involved, download the Member Information Pack below.

Member Information Pack

PHAA's Objectives

  1. to advocate for the reduction of health inequalities across Australia and international communities;
  2. to encourage research and promote knowledge relating to the problems, needs and development of public health;
  3. to promote and provide a forum for the regular exchange of views and information;
  4. to promote the development and education of workers in public health;
  5. to promote, maintain and extend the interest of PHAA’s Branches, Special Interest Groups and any affiliated organisations;
  6. to promote excellence in public health practice; and,
  7. to advocate the objects and policies of the Association

Benefits of Individual Membership

  • A hard copy of and online access to the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Australia’s premier public health publication; online access only for Concession Members and Full-time Students (six issues per year)
  • The PHAA e-newsletter intouch and other electronic mailings and updates
  • The right to vote and hold office in PHAA
  • Opportunity to join up to 17 national Special Interest Groups (SIGs) (fees apply)
  • Access to State/Territory branch events and professional development opportunities
  • Reduction in fees to the PHAA annual conference and other various special interest conferences
  • Access to PHAA forums and input into developing policies
  • Access to emailed list of public health job vacancies
  • Networking and mentoring through access to senior public health professionals at branch meetings, as well as through SIGs and at conferences and seminars
  • Eligibility to apply for various scholarships and awards
  • The ability to participate in, benefit from, or suggest and promote public health advocacy programs

Additional Benefits of Organisational Membership*

  • Up to two staff members may attend PHAA Annual Conference and special interest conferences, workshops and seminars at the reduced member registration rate
  • Discounted rates for advertising or for placing inserts in our current publications intouch and the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health (does not apply to job vacancies and event promotional e-campaigns)

* All of the benefits of individual membership also apply to the nominated representative for the organisation.

Please do not hesitate to contact PHAA on 02 6285 2373 or by email at phaa@phaa.net.au for any membership queries

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