Advocacy and engagement

AOA continues to advocate for members and the needs of patients in ensuring the best quality of care.


  • To promote a sustainable workforce in orthopaedics in Australia through balanced practice in general orthopaedics, subspecialisation and academia, and between rural and metropolitan distribution and university positions
  • To reinforce collaborative and strong relationships with government, industry, healthcare institutions, medical colleges, specialties, patient groups, universities, the Asia-Pacific region and other stakeholders involved in musculoskeletal health, including ASOS
  • To strengthen AOA’s reputation and leadership as the peak professional body for orthopaedic surgery (including subspecialty societies) and musculoskeletal conditions to the community through maintaining its independence
  • To advocate for improved universal access to safe, evidence-based, quality patient care
  • To continue to drive AOA’s digital transformation and adopt contemporary technology capabilities to deliver improved services to members.
AOA Strategic Plan 2022–2024

Read more about AOA's core strategies in the AOA Strategic Plan 2022–2024