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Membership: Leading the World

Sports Medicine Australia is the sum of its members. SMA members are the reason Australia is regarded by the rest of the world as the leader in sports medicine. SMA members come from all walks of life – from pre-eminent academics and practitioners to sports trainer members who help make sure that everyone playing sport is playing safely. SMA members are literally the ‘team behind the teams.’

Sports Medicine Australia prides itself on being a truly multidisciplinary organisation, bringing together the various sports science and medicine discipline groups in Australia under one common umbrella.

Members, Research and Education

A large part of SMA’s activity is devoted to ensuring members have access to quality education, networking and professional development opportunities. Head to our Professional Development Calendar for information on upcoming events. Membership of Sports Medicine Australia is open to anyone with an interest in sport and physical activity.


SMA members can get free access to three excellent publications as part of their membership. These include:

Sport Health has become bigger, brighter and better this year. With a re-vamped look and new Editorial team, Sport Health continues to be the industry mag for the latest in sports medicine and science research, and health and wellbeing for the general community. Sport Health is now an online magazine only without any hardcopies available.

The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS) continues to grow. The 2015 Impact Factors saw a amazing rise for JSAMS with an Impact Factor of 3.174. This has brought the journal up from a position of 7 out of 81 Sports Science journals in 2015. We are now in the top echelon of journals in this category, and getting very close to other journals such as British Journal of Sports Medicine. The current Editor-in-Chief of the journal is Professor Gordon Waddington.

The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) online subscription is now provided to all SMA members as part of their SMA membership. BJSM is a multi-media information portal that provides original research, reviews and debate relating to clinically-relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine.  BJSM uses web, print, video and audio material to serve the international sport and exercise medicine community. BJSM’s current impact factor is 6.724.

Practice Branding

Many SMA members have taken the opportunity to use the SMA logo and name on practices and business cards to boost their profile and encourage referral.

Member Directories

SMA’s online member directory is available through the following link. Some state branches continue to provide a printed directory for referral and networking opportunities. Pleaese contact the SMA office in your state for more information.

For further enquiries about SMA membership please contact our Membership team on 03 9674 8701 or email