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



Useful Links

Thank you for visiting the website of the Australian Pain Society (APS).
The APS is a group of health professionals, scientists and researches who are interested in advancing the field of pain management.
It is important to explain that the APS is not able to provide specific advice to individuals with pain. However, the APS has several general guidelines available on the Position Papers page.
Also, on the Consumer Information and Links page there are numerous other web sites that provide excellent information for people in pain and their families.
The APS hopes this information is helpful to you but would like to remind you to see your doctor or other health professional if you have ongoing concerns.

Video and Weblinks

Name / Details Link

Endometriosis: Shared Perspectives
A series of FREE videos from EndoActive


Frailty: Every Step You Take Matters!
Centre of Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing’s informational video about frailty


Australian Ethical Health Alliance (AEHA)


The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, March 2019
Chronic pain resources
A summary of online and accessible initiatives and resources



Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it! 2013
Developed by Hunter Integrated Pain Service (HIPS), Hunter Medicare Local and GPAccess

The Return of Brainman Video Press Conference, October 2014
Developed by Hunter Integrated Pain Service (HIPS), Hunter Medicare Local and new team members: University of Washington and University of South Australia

Understanding Pain: Brainman stops his opioids
Released October 2014

Understanding Pain: Brainman choooses
Released October 2014

Video and Transcript

Video and Media Release



TGA Codeine information hub
The mysteriuos science of pain - Joshua W Pate
TED Ed, published 20 May 2019
The fascinating science behind phantom limbs - Joshua W Pate
TED Ed, published 4 October 2018
ELDAC - End of Life Directions for Aged Care
Clinical Tools
Australia faces silent epidemic of chronic pain
ABC TV 7:30 Report aired on 18 July 2012
Video with transcript

Living with Persistent Pain
Developed by RealTimeHealth with the assistance of the Australian Pain Society

  • Living with Persistent Pain
  • Pain Management Course
  • Pain Self Management


Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine
Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program Portal
Developed by WA Health. A web resource that offers interactive self-checks and self-management tips to help better manage the complex nature of persistent pain
National Pain Week
An inititative of Chronic Pain Australia
Therapeutic Goods Administration
Consumer and Health Professional information on listed medicines
Pelvic Pain SA
Multidisciplinary health care team for girls and women with pelvic pain
Chronic pain still widely untreated and misunderstood
ABC Radio, The World Today, 22 July 2013
Website with transcript
The Drug Cabinet in the Brain
Dr David Butler from the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) talking about the wonders of exogenous vs. endogenously produced pain relieving chemicals
Codeine 'makes pain worse'
Features researchers and Prof Paul Rolan from the University of Adelaide
7 News, September 2013
The Secret World of Pain
BBC documentary featuring Prof Irene Tracey
Cancer pain management in adults
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines adapted for use in Australia
Developed by Improving Palliative Care through Clinical Trials (ImPaCCT) and HammondCare, launched 12 November 2013
The Pain Toolkit (UK) mobile version
  • Pain Toolkit Australia - to be revised

  • Pain Toolkits for other regions and languages

Update coming soon!

Pain Toolkit(s)

NSW ACI Pain Management Network
NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) website for everyone including adolescents, health professionals and spinal cord injury pain, launched 25 March 2014

  • ACI NSW Chronic Pain Services Directory, 29MAY15
  • How to de-prescribe and wean opioids in general practice





ePPOC: electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration
Aims to help improve services and outcomes for patients suffering with chronic pain through benchmarking of care and treatment.
Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
Information for girls, women and men affected by pelvic pain, their families and their health care providers, regardless of income, location or access to services
NPS MedicineWise resources
  • Choosing Wisley Australia. Launched 29 April 2015
  • Chronic Pain edition issued 01JUN15
  • Chronic Pain Communication Tool
  • Managing Chronic Pain Videos with Dr Malcolm Hogg


Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Health Care
Submission prepared by the Australian Pain Society, lodged JUL15

Report presented to the Australian Parliament on 05MAY16




SA Health
Chronic Pain information
Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
Released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care on 26NOV15
  • Chapter 5: Opioid medicines



Faculty of Pain Medicine FPM/ANZCA
  • Free Opioid Calculator App
HealthDirect Australia - Government resource
  • Pain and aches


MBS Review
  • Interim Report, 2016

IASP and other Chapters

International Association for the Study of Pain
British Pain Society
European Federation of IASP Chapters
New Zealand Pain Society
US Association for the Study of Pain (@US_ASP)

Other Related Links

Australian Association of Occupational Therapists
Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Australian Psychological Society
Faculty of Pain Medicine - Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
National Insititute of Clinical Studies - Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal
Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
NPS MedicineWise
NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation
NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group
Pain Interest Group Nursing Issues
Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI)
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

International Links

American Society for Pain Management Nursing
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
International Neuromodulation Society
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
WHO Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Communications Program

Primary Health Networks

Download Contact details for 31 Primary Health Networks as at 1 July 2015
Department of Health Primary Health Network map locator Website

Consumer Information and Links