Media & Advocacy

OTA works to ensure that the great work being done by OTs, their potential to do more, and the challenges they face are brought to the attention of policy makers and bureaucrats.

In developing submissions, media releases and its stance on important issues, OTA seeks consultation with members, interest groups and other peak professional bodies. OTA’s advocacy efforts involve regular interactions with key departmental and agency figures and, when this engagement proves less than satisfactory, approaches to the relevant government minister.

Learn more about OTA’s ongoing advocacy work, past submissions/releases, and the latest industry developments in the sections below.

Also in this Section

Book: Doing Our Best

11 Apr 2022 | A brutal bushfire season, ongoing drought, a pandemic that has so far lasted for more than two years, and once-in-100-year floods coming twi...

Election Playbook

05 Apr 2022 | Election Playbook 2022

OT Exchange 2020: Award-winning sensory garden improves wellbeing for kids with Autism

15 Sep 2020 | Delegates at the 2020 Virtual OT Exchange have been told that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) responded positively to a new sen...

OT Exchange 2020: Innovative practices improve employability for people with a disability

15 Sep 2020 | Delegates at the 2020 Virtual OT Exchange have been told that innovative programs can help people with a disability (PWD) to achieve their e...

OT Exchange 2020: Occupational therapist identifies link between playfulness and wellbeing in adults

15 Sep 2020 | Delegates at the 2020 Virtual OT Exchange have been told that playfulness is significantly related to a range of wellbeing indicators in adu...


OTA advocates on behalf of members to bring the concerns of OTs and their clients to the attention of government.

Budgets & Elections

Ahead of Australian budgets and elections, OTA advocates on behalf of members on important issues to promote and protect the future of OT.

Current Issues

We are in the midst of a once in a generation change in the way health services are delivered. Learn about the issues OTA is advocating on.

Media Releases

To remain up to date on current issues and new announcements, access OTA's latest media releases.

OT Blog

The OT Blog offers a platform for members and partners to share their experiences, insights and learnings.

OT News

Browse the latest OTA updates, industry news and OT developments across Australia.

Reports & Submissions

View submissions made by OTA on behalf of members to better promote and support the occupational therapy profession.

Seeking Feedback

This is your opportunity to provide share you views and provide feedback on the topics and areas of practice that matter to you.

Sponsored Advertising - Find out more