The APS is the voice of psychology in Australia.
We are dedicated to advancing the discipline and profession of psychology for our members and the wider community.
With 23,000 members and over 50 years of experience, we are able to undertake advocacy with Government and other parties to help make psychology stronger, more professional and better-resourced.
We represent the needs and interests of members and advocate on issues where psychology can make a contribution to public debate, policy and further community wellbeing.
Joining our member network adds your voice to the advocacy work of the APS.
Membership on more than 40 influencial committees enables us to exert influence on policy development in health, welfare, education and other issues that relate to psychology in Australia.
We draw on expert members and professional staff to develop submissions to parliamentary inquiries on issues of community concern where psychological knowledge has a contribution to make.
Advocating with the PsyBA
The APS advocates strongly with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), representing member concerns and working to ensure that registration supports a strong profession.
With a large and diverse membership, we are well informed on the implications of registration requirements and able to provide expert and up-to-date information to members.
Working with politicians
Advocacy with government ministers, other parliamentarians and their advisors ensures the contribution of psychologists is well recognised by the Australian community .
We draw on evidence to make a compelling case for funded access to psychological services and ongoing investment in psychology education and research.
Speaking up for psychologists
We monitor workforce trends and represent members on influential committees and with key employers.
This enables strong input to ensure viable training and employment opportunities in psychology and ensures world-class standards in psychology education.