The Australian Music Therapy Association is a growing organisation with over 700 members, of which 628 are RMTs, which is 77% growth since 2006. The AMTA™ offers members a myriad of benefits, including:

  • Resources
  • A community to belong to with fellow music therapists
  • Discounts to the annual national conference and PDS
  • The Australian Journal of Music Therapy - an annual, peer-reviewed journal
  • Access to job opportunies advertised on the website

And, most importantly, it’s the only way to become a Registered Music Therapist, the status that most employers require.

There are a number of memberships, please see the list below. All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST. International Member fees are GST exclusive.

Membership Fees

Membership Cost incl GST Benefits

 Access to RMT services

 Receive all communications inc AJMT

 Attend meetings

 Discount fees for AMTA events


$337.00 Renewals
$205.00 Applications
(student members)
$382.00 Applications

Inactive RMT


Retired RMT






Registered Music Therapists

1. RMT Application $390 (Application/Re-registration)
Graduates who did not apply for RMT status within 12 months of completing their course / OR re-registration of a lapsed RMT

View Info Sheet
View Cover Form to Register Your Application 
View Application Form

View Competancy Standards Form

2. RMT Application $390 (Overseas Applicants)
Overseas Applicants - Internationally trained Music Therapists

View Info Sheet
View Competancy Standards Form
View Application Form

3. RMT New Graduate Application $205
Student members of AMTA™ applying for RMT status within 12 months of completing their course. Applications must be submitted by 30 November the year following graduation (see below) for application process.

4. RMT Renewal $337
All active RMTs renewing their Registration who have completed their CPD requirements and are current financial members of AMTA™. Renewals are due on 1 July of each year.


Registered Music Therapists - Student Members applying from an accredited Australian Music Therapy Course 

If you are currently enrolled in a course that is accredited by AMTA™, on completion of your studies you are eligible to apply for registration. New graduates must be current student members of AMTA™. If graduates are not current members they will need to apply for membership on submission of their application.

There are three valuable benefits for applying for registration immediately on successful completion of your Music Therapy course:

  • Fast  track to registration. Because the course has been accredited and as a new graduate you are presumed to have therefore successfully completed that course, there is no need to review qualifications so closely.
  • Provisional registration whilst the application is being processed.  This enables the applicant to practice as a music therapist before the formal RMT status has been awarded (Awarded to Graduates who apply before 31 March after graduation)
  • If you are a Student Member of AMTA™ you also qualify for a reduced application fee of $201.00 instead of $382.00


There is one intake date ONLY for students who finish their course at the end of semester 2 who want to obtain immediate 'Provisional RMT Status'. See below for further details:

31 March 2019 - Provisional status will be granted for student members of AMTA™ who send in their application for registration before this date. They will be processed upon receipts and will automatically receive Provisional RMT status.

1 April 2019 - 30 June 2019 - Student graduates who apply for registration after March 31st will NOT be granted provisional RMT status. The application process could take up to 4-6 weeks.
1 July - 30 November 2019 - Student graduates who apply for registration after 30 June in the new financial year and within 12 month of course completion (prior to 30 November) will NOT be granted provisional RMT status. The application process could take up to 4-6 weeks. All graduates are required to pay the student membership fee + the registration fee. Applications received after 30 November will have go through an alternative registration process.

Note: all other applications for membership do not have to comply with these intake dates.  All other applications are assessed on an ad hoc basis as received.

View Graduate Information Sheet
View Application for Registration
View Student Membership form
View Competancy Standards Form

Inactive Registered Members (Upgrade to RMT or Downgrade to Inactive)

RMT's who will not be involved in any Music Therapy practice throughout the year must fill in an RMT to Inactive form and send back the Secretariat.
View RMT - Inactive Application Form

Inactive RMT's who would like to become a Registered Music Therapist must fill in an Inactive to RMT form and send back to the Secretariat.
View Inactive - RMT Application Form

Honorary Members

Several members also have Honorary status in addition to their membership. Honorary status is awarded by the Association. Recipients qualify for a lower fee. 

Associate members

Individuals with an interest in Music Therapy who are not registered with AMTA™. View Associate Membership Form or Apply Online

Student members

Students who are currently studying an accredited Music Therapy course. Click here for more information. View Student Membership Form or Apply Online

Retired RMT members

Individuals who were previously Registered Music Therapists who would like to stay involved with AMTA™. Retired RMTs have the same privileges as Associate members but have voting rights with AMTA™. View Retired RMT Membership Form


For any queries please contact the National Secretariat office on or 03 9525 9625.