Australia's peak membership body supporting Recreational Therapy Practice

Recreational Therapy is a client-centred practice and recognises that leisure and recreational experiences are the right of all individuals of all ages.


In fulfilling its Mission, Vision and Purpose, ARTA considers education and training opportunities to be of the highest importance.


Embrace the variety of philosophies, ideas and concepts presented.


Assuring eligibility for successful graduates to apply for Full Membership of ARTA as a Recreational Therapist.


Recognition of their Cert IV or Diploma Leisure and Health courses.

Recreational therapy practitioners work with people of all ages and abilities to design and facilitate leisure and recreation programmes. Activities are designed to support, challenge and enhance individuals' psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Be in Demand with Our Professional Training

One of the primary roles of a professional association is to ensure that practicing professionals are continually updating knowledge and skills to ensure that their practice is embracing current trends. 

Dr Tien K Khoo and Tracey Beck
Tracey Beck and Dr Tien K Khoo

"Recreational Therapists often play a significant role in healthcare - the practice unifies various allied health themes with a focus on humanistic application to benefit the client.There is a huge potential in Recreational Therapy as a discipline both locally and abroad. I hope the profession continues to grow and establish itself as a significant allied health profession with further evidence-based practice. Often, a strong foundation in principles, practice and dynamic research activities can help form pillars of the profession. I believe much of this is already seen from the interest and activities illustrated in the recent conference."

Dr Tien K Khoo

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The latest news and important Australian Recreational Therapy Association information.

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President’s Piece April 2024

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President’s Piece March 2024

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President’s Piece February 2024

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