Postal Address

APS Secretariat

c/- DC Conference &
Association Management

PO Box 637

North Sydney NSW 2059


Head Office

Secretariat Office

c/- DC Conference &
Association Management

Suite 103, Level 1

3 West Street

North Sydney NSW 2060


Registered Charity



Benefits of Membership

The APS offers an important forum for interested health care workers to discuss the increasingly complex issues relating to the management of pain. Your active participation will give you the opportunity to develop valuable professional contacts.


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The newsletter of the Australian Pain Society is published ten times each year and offers clinical notes from meetings attended by members around the world, administrative and organisational news, together with a calendar of events.

Public Listing of APS Members

The Public Listing of APS members can be found under the "Resources" menu. The listing is optional. Each member selects whether to be included and how much information to display. The listing can be sorted geographically, alphabetically and by discipline group, and can include a members' public or private pain practice details.

Annual Scientific Meeting

  • Discounted registration to our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) featuring plenary sessions, workshops, symposia, free papers, posters and exhibits. The meetings regularly attract over 600 delegates. Professional development courses for the general membership and special interest groups offer a series of in-depth half day clinical sessions dealing with the latest in pain research and professional practice.
  • Free Plenary Session video recordings (from our 2016 ASM in Perth to 2018 ASM in Sydney) are available to members, via the members-only area of our website.
    The audio recording and slides of plenary sessions for the 2019 ASM on the Gold Coast are also available to members for free.

Online Education

  • Free access via the Members Only area of the website to APS Older Person in Pain Multidisciplinary Pain Management Education videos.
  • Our collegues at the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) have generously extended a 20% discount to APS members for their "Better Pain Management Pain education for professionals" modules. This, and other generous APS member discounts, are accessible via the Members Only area of the website.


  • The Australian Pain Society Website features a Members Only area, giving access to a Positions Vacant section and the ability to submit Positions Vacant online, for review and approval by the Secretariat prior to listing.
  • Members have the added benefit of being able to advertise Positions Vacant for FREE for up to 2 months on the website and 2 editions of the newsletter. This benefit is based on a 1/3 A4 horizontal (DL) sized, advertisement. Standard advertising rates apply to advertisements larger than 1/3 A4 horizontal (DL).
  • The Members Only area of the website also features "Latest News" and an Archive of news.

Social Media

The APS has official social media channels, particularly Twitter and Facebook and we use the hastag #AusPainSoc. For special interest group information we also add #PinC SIG and #BPR SIG.  For painSTAR we use #painSTAR.

PhD Scholarship and Grants Program

Special Interest Groups

The Australian Pain Society allows and supports the formation of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) via Article 28 of the society consitution. Membership of SIGs is open to full APS members.


As a national chapter of the IASP, the Australian Pain Society has representation at international allied health care organisations, offering access to worldwide information on pain treatment. The Australian Pain Society has increasing input into Australian Government health issues.


Colleagues and patients recognise you as a member of a distinguished body of investigators and clinicians.
Annual Membership Certificates are supplied electronically and may be printed and displayed by members for the period of annual membership.