Attention uni students: slouching during class isn’t the problem, sitting still is!


As a uni student, you spend a lot of time sitting down in lectures and in the library. Depending on your degree, you might spend a lot of time sitting and be concerned about your back and neck. But it’s time to bust the myth around having a ‘perfect’ posture and its link to back and neck pain. 


APA Professional Scholarship – Supporting experienced and emerging leaders


Have you sat on the APA Branch Council for at least two years and had experience within an organisation? This scholarship opportunity is for you!

What is the APA Professional Scholarship? 

In support of experienced and new emerging leaders, one scholarship to attend the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors or Foundations of Directorship course (for the awardee to decide), valued up to approx. $10,000, will be awarded in 2024. 


2023 Mentor and Mentee of the Year awards


The prestigious award recognises the outstanding contribution of our mentors and mentees in the APA mentoring programs in 2023. 

With so many outstanding nominees it was extremely challenging to select the winners. It is with great pleasure that we announce the following winners: 

Winnie Wu - 2023 APA Mentor of the Year Award 

Rachael Sheat - 2023 APA Mentee of the Year Award 


APA team member inducted into the Associations Forum Hall of Fame after 40 years of service

It is with great pleasure that we announce Loretta Kirkovski was inducted into the Associations Forum Hall of Fame Wednesday, 29 November 2023. Inductees are recognised for their outstanding high-level contribution and commitment to an association over a long period of time (i.e. 30 years or more). Loretta knocks this out of the park as she prepares to mark 40 years of service today, on Friday 1 December, making her our longest-serving team member.

What the 2023-4 Federal Budget means for physiotherapists


Every federal budget is looked at through the lens of ‘what does this mean for me’.

The first full budget by the Labor Government is, for the physiotherapy profession, a glass that is more than half full.


Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members of the APA will be held on Wednesday 24 May 2023 at 7.00pm (AEST) via Online event.

Mentor and Mentee of the year awards


Our inaugural APA mentoring programs are coming to a close for 2022 and we would like to thank everyone who participated. We recognise that these programs would not be successful without the genuine passion and dedication of our members.

We are delighted to announce and celebrate the nominees and winners of the 2022 Australian Physiotherapy Association and Art of Mentoring Mentor and Mentee of the year awards.


COVID-19 what you need to know


COVID-19 what you need to know


Nominations now open for APA 2023 Elections. Find out more.


Preventative health reform key to reducing Australia’s disease burden