About us

AIDA’s goal is to contribute to equitable health and life outcomes and the cultural wellbeing of Indigenous people by reaching population parity of Indigenous medical graduates and supporting a culturally safe health care system.


AIDA’s vision is to be a national body with engaged and diverse members and partners, delivering medical and cultural perspectives on health.


AIDA’s work is underpinned by a series of core values.

These core values are:

  • to be respectful of our connections to the past, present and future;
  • to pursue social justice, Indigenous and human rights;
  • to maintain cultural integrity, honesty, transparency and respect; and
  • to foster the highest standards of professionalism and excellence.

AIDA Values and Code of Conduct

Strategic goals

AIDA 2020 sets out the strategic direction of our organisation over the next five years and identifies our strategic goals, strategies, impacts and achievable outcomes to the year 2020.

AIDA 2020 considers the cultural and professional values, principles, perspectives and medical, health workforce and educational pathway perspectives that we believe makes AIDA as an organisation, and our members, a unique and valuable voice within the Australian health care system.

Equitable health and life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a priority for all Australians, so our future generations can be the best and the healthiest they can be.

AIDA 2020 Strategic Plan


AIDA is a registered Company Limited by Guarantee with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, pursuant to the Corporations Act.

AIDA Constitution

AIDA has Deductible gift recipient (DGR) status. Organisations who are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) or named in tax law as ‘deductible gift recipients’ may receive:

  • tax deductible gifts, such as financial donations, and
  • tax deductible contributions, such as the purchase of a ticket to attend a fundraising event.