The Australian Music Therapy Association is a not-for-profit incorporated association governed by the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

The association structure is:

Board: President, Vice President, President Elect, Treasurer and Secretary. These roles are elected at the AGM. The President is elected for a three year term, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. The other positions are elected for a two year term, with a maximum of three consecutive terms.

Operations Committee:  includes chairs of the below listed committees. These roles are appointed by the Board for a two year term, with a maximum of three consecutive terms.

Committees are:

  • Australian Journal of Music Therapy
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Conference
  • Ethics
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Registration
  • Internal Liaison

Other appointed roles are:

  • Allied Health Professionals Association representative
  • World Federation of Music Therapy representative
  • Music Australia representative

State Branches and Representatives

Each State or Territory has either a State Branch Committee or a Representative, which are appointed by the members of that State or Territory. There is a State Branch or Representative in every State and Territory.

Executive Officer:

Appointed by the Board, this remunerated position assists the Board to fulfil its strategic and governance roles and to manage the day-to-day operations of the Association.


The AMTA Secretariat manages administration and contact with both members and the general public.

 AMTA is governed by a Constitution. A copy is available on request from the AMTA office. There is also an administrative manual which provides the blueprint for  the association’s processes and activities.

There are also a code of ethics and grievance procedures. A copy of the code of ethics is available on request form the AMTA office.

Organisation chart

Here is the AMTA organisation chart. For other governance documents, such as national strategic plan, KPI progress chart, etc please see the central repository in the members section of this website.