How to become a member
The AHA has various membership levels:
- Allied member (international) - applies only to practitioners not living in Australia
Professional and General memberships last for one year and are renewed at the end of June each year. Anybody who applies for these membership levels in the second half of the membership year (January to June) will pay half of the applicable membership fee.
General applications can be completed online at this link: aha.wildapricot.org.
Student memberships last for one year from the date they become effective. Student membership can be granted to students of any health modality, either resident in Australia or New Zealand or, while resident elsewhere, studying homoeopathy at an Australian institution.
Student applications can be completed online at this link: aha.wildapricot.org; in addition, students need to supply a copy of their current college enrolment via email.
Allied members can apply for a period of one year or three years. They have to be a homoeopathic practitioner or student of homoeopathy and live outside of Australia.
The Corporate Membership program has evolved to provide a means for organisations within the global homoeopathy sector to give financial support to the AHA and its various initiatives and programs and to receive industry recognition for this support. Corporate memberships can be renewed a year after their start date.
Some of the membership benefits
Membership of the AHA either as a Student, General member or Professional member provides you with a range of valuable benefits to assist you in your professional development.
The AHA is Australia’s largest homoeopathic association giving members access to our sector’s most up-to-date information, networking opportunities, professional development tools, and many other exclusive benefits.
Professional development and CPD:
The AHA hosts seminars and professional webinars to keep members at the cutting edge of modern homoeopathy and to enhance confidence as a practitioner and business owner. These hosted events focus on a variety of areas including:
- clinical practice
- homoeopathic theory (materia medica, case management, etc)
- government regulations applicable to practice
- establishing and growing your practice
These hosted events provide CPD opportunities for members to meet their registration requirements.
Once a year the AHA offers a grant to a Professional or Student member who embarks on a homoeopathy-related research project, which has ethics approval from their tertiary institution. The grant includes a cash amount as well as the facility to advertise free of charge in the AHA newsletter to solicit assistance for their project.
An important part of an effective, transparent and supportive association involves regularly communicating with members. The AHA does this through several publications including:
Similia: The Australian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine (biannual)
The AHA Newsletter (quarterly)
AHA Bulletins (as required)
Together these publications provide members with access to material ranging from academic articles to everyday news. Members can also contribute to AHA publications to share knowledge and experience.
AHA members have access to free advertising of small classified ads (up to 4 lines) in the quarterly newsletter and on the website notice board.
Being a member of the AHA will directly connect you into the largest professional community of homoeopaths in Australia. This will provide you with the combined resources, experience and support of our extensive practitioner network. The Member’s Chat Room is an informal meeting place where you can share challenges, successes or just connect with other members.
Supporting the profession:
As a member of the AHA your financial and professional contributions directly help the homoeopathic profession to grow in Australia. The AHA is continuously engaged in advocating for the profession by responding to inquiries by government departments and the media and adding its voice for homoeopathy to influence health policy in Australia. At a global level, due to the AHA’s international connections, local growth feeds into the global promotion of homoeopathy.
Members receive significant discounts at AHA events
Free student membership
Complimentary journal, newsletter and news bulletins
To apply for Professional membership
Ensure that you have read the provisions of the AHA's Code of Ethics and Practice ( view here ), so that you are aware of your obligations as a member.
Obtain a passport photo, and have it certified by a current Professional Member of the AHA. If you do not know a Professional Member, have the photo certified by a Justice of the Peace, by a solicitor, at a police station or by a chartered accountant.
Take a photocopy of your ARoH registration certificate.
Complete your credit card details on the application form or transact a bank-to-bank transfer to AHA Inc., BSB 034-221, Acc. 642651.
To apply for General membership
General membership applications can be filled out at this link: General membership application
Follow the prompts to pay for your membership fee online.
You will receive an immediate acknowledgement via email. A welcome pack will be sent to you in the post within two weeks after your application.
To apply for Student membership
Student membership can be granted to students of any health modality, either resident in Australia or New Zealand or, while resident elsewhere, studying homoeopathy at an Australian institution.
Students can apply for a free online membership. Those who prefer to receive a hard copy of AHA publications can apply for 'Postal Student' membership which attracts an annual fee.
Student membership applications can be filled out at this link: Student membership application
To apply for Allied membership
Allied membership (international) is for practitioners who do not live in Australia and are therefore not registered with the Australian Register of Homoeopaths (ARoH).
The period of the membership can be selected for a validity of one or three years. Access to all resources, including publications, is online.
Allied membership applications can be filled out at this link: Application for Allied membership (international)
Your membership of the AHA directly helps the promotion and growth of the homoeopathic profession. The AHA continuously advocates for homoeopathy by engaging with government to influence health policy in Australia. At a global level, due to the AHA’s international connections and collaboration, its endeavours on behalf of homoeopathy enhances the global promotion of homoeopathy.
The core benefits of membership are describe in the section above.
Additional benefits for Allied members:
Special, password-protected member portal
Corporate membership program
The Corporate Membership Program has been developed to provide a means for organisations within the Complementary Medicines industry to give financial support to the Australian Homoeopathic Association (AHA) and its work for homoeopathy and to receive recognition for this support.
The AHA provides professional services and support to its members, but more broadly, it is an active partner in promoting and advancing homoeopathy worldwide. It does this in collaboration with a number of companies and other organisations across the globe.
The AHA is actively working towards seeking the recognition of the efficacy of homoeopathic medicine through the support of research. The AHA also works closely with broader CM sector organisations to achieve the profession's goal of having a place at the future discussion table regarding health care generally.
The Corporate Membership fee starts at $1,000. Corporate Members, if in agreement, may be listed on the AHA website with their logo and a link to a dedicated web page or to their own website.
Organisations interested in Corporate Membership, please CONTACT the AHA National Office.
All enquiries regarding homoeopathy in Australia should be directed to AHA National Administration.
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People wishing to migrate to Australia and work as homoeopaths please note:
You will need to contact the Australian Embassy in your country to obtain an appropriate visa.
The Association and its members are unable to assist in any way with the visa process and will not be able to sponsor you.
The Association and its members are unable to obtain for you, or guarantee, employment.
Information regarding recognition of overseas qualifications is available from the appropriate Australian government agencies.
Further information regarding immigration matters and the recognition of overseas qualifications is available from the resources listed below: