The Australian Patients Association
Who we are. What we do.

The Australian Patients Association (APA) is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to championing and protecting the rights and interests of patients, improving the patient experience and their health outcomes. Our main roles are providing patient advocacy, information and support.

The APA’s “Core Patient Values” define and drive our mission. The APA listens to and acts for Australian patients. It strives to be the definitive “first stop”, “signpost” organisation to represent, inform and assist Australian patients. To that extent the APA develops strategic alliances with organisations involved in Australian healthcare for mutual interest and benefit.

Rather than replicating existing resources the APA collates and refers patients to the leading, authorative source in their area of patient need.

The APA primarily provides patient support services through its publications, help line and web site.

The Key APA Roles and Resources