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.
Health Professional (Non-Medical) Members, those who work in the field of rheumatology such as exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists, researchers, rheumatology nurses.