Who can join? 2017-09-04T16:09:05+00:00

Who can join?

ASLM offers individual membership in the following categories:

  • Full member
  • Associate member
  • Student member

Be sure to check the Offers tab on our Facebook page for any membership offers (and like us to spread the word)!

We also offer a special opportunity for organisations and companies wishing to support the growth of Lifestyle Medicine to partner with us:

  • Round Table member (organisations)

Members of the public can also stay in touch with us and support our work by becoming a supporter:

  • Supporter (general public)

We look forward to welcoming you as a member or supporter!

More information on each of the above follows.

Full membership

Full membership is open to appropriately qualified*, registered and affiliated* practitioners and health professionals as shown below.  Full members have full access to the online member community including a Professional Profile (if desired) – coming soon, and to the member-only information and resources published by the Society.  Full members can vote at General Meetings, can stand for election and can serve on the Board of the Society (subject to provisions as to the make up of the Board).

  • Practitioners:
    • Medical Practitioner (GPs and Specialists)
    • Public Health Physicians
    • Dental Practitioner
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
    • Chinese Medicine Practitioner / Acupuncturist
    • Chiropractor
    • Counsellor or Psychotherapist
    • Diabetes Educator
    • Dietitian
    • Exercise or Sports Physiologist/Scientist
    • Medical Radiation Practitioner
    • Naturopath
    • Nurse, Practice Nurse or Midwife
    • Nutritionist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Optometrist
    • Osteopath
    • Paramedic
    • Pharmacist
    • Physiotherapist
    • Podiatrist / Chiropodist
    • Psychologist
    • Social Worker
    • Other clinical educators/workers
  • Non-practitioners with graduate or post-graduate qualifications in health-related fields:
    • Researcher
    • Educator
    • Academic
    • Scientist
    • Public health professional

Application is straightforward and only takes a couple of minutes.  You will need to provide details of:

  • Post nominals (the letters after your name)
  • Professional registration board/s and registration number/s
  • Professions for which you are qualified to practice
    • Your main profession
    • Other professions
  • Any specialty
  • Any significant additional education or training

Information you provide will be checked against the public registers of the respective board, council, society or association you are registered with. You will not need to provide any documents unless we are unable to confirm your registration via an online search.

We welcome international members but if we are unable to check your registration online, you may need to provide suitable documents in English or with a verified translation.


  • ‘Appropriately qualified’ means a degree level qualification or higher appropriate to your profession
  • ‘Registered and affiliated’ means that you hold registration or affiliation with a board, council, society or association appropriate to your profession/s


Associate membership

Associate membership is open to practitioners and professionals not meeting the requirements for Full membership. Associate members do not have voting rights and cannot cannot serve on the Board of the Society, but otherwise can participate in the member community (with the exception of the Professional Profile) and receive access to the member-only information and resources published by the Society. 

It’s a great way to connect with like-minded professionals while supporting ASLM’s work.

Examples of professions eligible for Associate membership include:

  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Health coach
  • Nutrition advisor
  • Massage therapist
  • MBSR practitioner
  • Meditation teacher
  • Kinesiologist 
  • Reflexologist
  • Yoga teacher
  • Yoga therapist
  • Hypnotherapist
  • Alexander Technique practitioner
  • Bowen Technique practitioner
  • Ayurvedic practitioner
  • Homoeopath

Please note that Associate membership must not be misrepresented for credentialing purposes.


Student membership

Student membership, currently free of charge, is open to those studying towards a qualification which on completion, would qualify for Full or Associate membership.  Student members do not have voting rights and cannot cannot serve on the Board of the Society. Student membership is not applicable to those who already have another qualification that would qualify for membership.


Round Table membership

Round Table membership is open to groups, organisations, businesses and companies wishing to partner with us to improve the health and well being of Australians and New Zealanders. Round Table members are not individuals so do not have voting rights and cannot cannot serve on the Board of the Society. Round Table membership is subject to board approval.

Our Round Table members are the organisations we consult with and advise on a regular basis, share strategic, promotional and in-kind opportunities with, and display on our website and in some communications. For example, new Round Table members are announced through our EDM and Facebook and receive ongoing placement on our website (logo, blurb and link) as organisational members and supporters of Lifestyle Medicine.



Individual supporters

Supporters of the Society are not ‘members’ per se, but are provided with access to some of the member-only information and resources published by the society. Supporters can be members of the public who want to learn more about Lifestyle Medicine and want to help ASLM achieve it’s goals. It’s a great way to be kept informed while supporting our work.


We look forward to welcoming you as a member or supporter!

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