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Postal Address

APS Secretariat

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PO Box 637

North Sydney

NSW 2059 Australia

Head Office

Secretariat Office

Suite 103, Level 1

3 West Street

North Sydney

NSW 2060 Australia

Corporate Members


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.


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.

Facility Directory

Lists multidisciplinary pain services, with a classification level, by state.  Includes a separate listing for Paediatric pain services.

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 onwards) are available to members, via the members-only area of our 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 1/4 A4 (A6) sized, advertisement. Standard advertising rates apply to advertisements larger than 1/4 A4 (A6).
The members-only area of the website also features "Latest News" and an Archive of news (which will build up over time).

PhD Scholarships

The Australian Pain Society, in partnership with sponsors, has a long history of awarding prestigious scholarships for full time PhD students.

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.

  • The Pain in Childhood Special Interest Group was formed to share and improve professional and scientific knowledge regarding pain in childhood to the benefit of children, their families and communities.
  • The Basic Pain Research Special Interest Group was formed to disseminate up to date knowledge of new developments in the area of basic pain research.


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.
As further recognition of your membership and commitment to the Australian Pain Society, the Board supports the use of the specific words "Current Member of the APS" on members business cards.