Since its inception in 1981, APHA has earned a reputation as one of the most influential and respected health sector lobby groups in Australia. As such our members look to the Association for leadership and guidance on vital issues impacting on the core business of hospital operations. APHA is the peak national body for private hospitals in Australia and lobbies, advocates, promotes and liaises on behalf of the entire membership. The Association has a strong internal communications network with its members. By joining with, and supporting APHA you have the opportunity to share in a unique and highly influential organisation, stay up-to-date with industry news and information, and cultivate a relationship with APHA that serves as a bridge to enhanced relationships and greater opportunities across the sector.

APHA has a diverse membership that includes both Private Hospital Members and non-hospital industry partners as Associate Members. APHA welcomes membership enquiries all year round. Please contact APHA for detailed information on the benefits of membership, application, and membership fee structure.

Private Hospital Members

APHA accepts applications from accredited Australian private hospitals and welcomes a diversity of private hospitals, including:

• Large & Small Private Hospitals

• Day Surgeries

• For-Profit & Not-For-Profit Hospitals

• Group & Independent Facilities

• Metropolitan & Regional Facilities Australia-wide

• Medical / Surgical Hospitals

• Specialist Hospitals

• Psychiatric Hospitals

• Rehabilitation Hospitals

Associate Members & Sponsors

Health sector industry suppliers and other organisations may apply for Associate Membership with APHA. There are also limited and exclusive sponsorship opportunities open depending on availability (limited to 10 Major Sponsors and 1 Diamond Sponsor per year). APHA’s Associate Members & Sponsor organisations include:

• Medical Supply / Technology Developers

• Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Companies

• Superannuation Funds

• IT Providers & Data Management Firms

• Architects & Project Managers

• Equipment Finance & Leasing Firms

• Specialist Bankers & Financiers

• Government Departments

• Recruitment Firms

The Benefits of Membership Include:

• Access to a Network of Information (including, the National Procedure Banding Schedule – FREE via the web)

• Elevated Profile

• Industry Leadership & Direction

• The Annual APHA National Congress & Trade Expo

• Contacts & Networks

• Recognition of Achievement

• E-Marketing & Communication

• Education & Development Opportunities

There are many benefits to joining APHA and the application process for both hospital members and associate members is straightforward and simple. For further information about the benefits of membership for Hospital Members or Associate Members, membership pricing & dues, and to obtain a copy of the membership application form, please direct enquiries to the  Office and Membership Manager on 02 6273 9000.