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Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia representing more than 14,000 members.

Speech pathologists are university educated allied health professionals with expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

Find a speech pathologist

Use this search to find a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) who is a member of Speech Pathology Australia.    

What is a speech pathologist

Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat people who have difficulty speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering, swallowing and using their voice.

Become a speech pathologist

Find out about how to become a speech pathologist, the right university to choose and details about the accreditation process. 

Speechie Library Talks 

Join your local speech pathologist at a library near you this November to find out how your speech pathologist can support your child's language and literacy development.  

SPA Conference 2024 

Join us in Perth on 27 to 29 May, 2024 for the Speech Pathology Australia Conference.

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Access the Member Portal to get your member news, all SPA resources in the new resource library, access your member benefits and more....

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Find a speech pathologist

Speech pathologists help you communicate, or when you have trouble eating and drinking.

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Employ a speech pathologist

The Association provides information and resources to assist and support the employment or contracting of speech pathologists.

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See the communication milestones

Find out more about the talking and understanding milestones for children aged 1 to 5 years. 

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Learn about speech pathology

Find out everything you need to know about speech pathology and the role of speech pathologists. 

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Become a speech pathologist

Find out about how to become a speech pathologists, the right university to choose and details about the accreditation process. 

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Find an event

The events page has a range of professional development workshops and events for members and non-members and information about Association campaigns.  

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Latest news

News | Members News


Dr Sarah Wallace receives prestigious award

Speech Pathology Australia warmly congratulates Dr Sarah Wallace from the University of Queensland on her incredible achievement in being awarded a Young Tall Poppy Science Award, amongst a stellar list of nominations across scientific fields.

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30/11/2023 11:03:58 AM
News | Association News


Book of the Year 2023 winners announced

Speech Pathology Australia is thrilled to announce the winners of this year's highly anticipated Book of the Year Awards, honouring exemplary children’s books that promote language and literacy development.

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9/11/2023 6:21:10 PM
Professional Education | News | Association News | Public News


New LMS launch

The New Learning Hub is live! Find out more about the benefits of and access to the new platform.

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31/10/2023 10:00:00 AM
Media release | Public News


Speechie Library Talks kick off in November

Join your local speech pathologist at a public library near you!

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30/10/2023 3:41:00 PM
News | Advocacy | Association News


More need for SPs in the justice system

A recent ABC article about the case of a teenager in Western Australia highlights the need for all people with communication needs to have access to an intermediary during legal proceedings.

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20/10/2023 9:47:36 AM
Media release | Public News


DLD Day 2023

Speech Pathology Australia supports recognition of the 1 in 14 people with Development Language Disorder (DLD).

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19/10/2023 1:30:47 PM

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Speech Pathology Australia represents more than 14,000 members

Join us to access resources, training, and networking opportunities. Membership is open to qualified speech pathologists from local accredited universities. Contribute to the success of our profession in Australia by joining today.

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