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Allied health professionals work with people from all walks of life, making a difference to their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

In the ACT, there are a range of initiatives to acknowledge the important work of allied health professionals and give them the recognition they deserve.

Allied Health Professions Day

Allied Health Professions Day is celebrated internationally on the 14th of October each year.

The day aims to:

  • raise the profile of allied health professionals and their role in the health workforce
  • bring together allied health professionals to celebrate the work they do.

The Allied Health Excellence Awards are announced on Allied Health Professions Day.

Allied Health Excellence Awards

The annual ACT Allied Health Excellence Awards acknowledge the significant contribution of allied health professionals to the health and wellbeing of the ACT community.

Allied Health Symposium

The Allied Health Symposium, hosted by the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer, is an annual event for ACT public sector allied health professionals to showcase their research and quality activities, and network with their colleagues.

2024 Allied Health Symposium

The 2024 public sector Allied Health Symposium, Better care through collaboration, will be held on Thursday 23 May 2024 at the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden.

The event will commence with lunch at 12:30 pm, followed by a professional development program starting at 1:30 pm.

The event program will be available soon.

Register now on the Eventbrite website.

For more information about the symposium contact the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer at or call 02 5124 9545.

2023 Allied Health Symposium

The 2023 public sector Allied Health Symposium “Exceptional Healthcare has Allied Health in the room” took place on Wednesday 3 May 2023.

If you missed the symposium, you can watch the event recordings at the following links:

2022 Virtual Allied Health Symposium

The 2022 Virtual Allied Health Symposium 'Innovation in Allied Health - From transformative ideas to practical applications' took place on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

If you missed the event, you can watch presentation recordings from the day at the following links:

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