The ARA supports and educates members and other practitioners in the musculoskeletal field to enable provision of best possible management for patients. It fosters excellence in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions through training, professional development, research and advocacy.

Driving high-value, high-quality care

Part of a global movement, Evolve is led by physicians and the RACP to drive high-value, high-quality care in Australia and New Zealand. Evolve identifies a specialty’s Top 5 clinical practices that, in a particular circumstance, may be overused, provide little or no benefit, or cause unnecessary harm. Based on current evidence and expertise, Evolve helps ensure patients receive the test, treatment or procedure they need, and not those they don’t. For more information on Evolve and how you can implement the recommendations in your clinical work, visit   For the ARA List click here.  For NZRA Recommendations click here.


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ARAD is a national Australian database which collects important health information from individuals with inflammatory arthritis. Download Permission to Contact Form


ARA In The News

The ARA is actively involved in research and policy creation.

The society and its member feature regularly in reporting on treatment and research in to musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions.