ARA has the following categories for membership.
Full Members, being persons who are:
- medical practitioners with appropriate training in rheumatology as defined by AHPRA as a rheumatology specialist
- senior scientists with a major commitment to research in the field of rheumatic diseases, who are invited by the Board to become Full Members;
Associate members, whose work as medical practitioners is related to rheumatic diseases such as Rheumatology Advanced Trainees.
Non-Medical Members, non-medical practitioners, whose work is associated with the sciences relating to rheumatic diseases such as rheumatology nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists etc