Welcome to Diversional & Recreational Therapy Australia

Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia is committed to promoting, fostering and advancing the development of the profession of Diversional and Recreation Therapy in Australia and internationally. Its mission is to ensure that the practice of Diversional and Recreation Therapy continues to be viable and relevant, contributing to the wellbeing of clients and the community, while encouraging education, professional and personal development in its members. Learn More.

DRTA’s Official Statement on the COVID-19 Health Crisis

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve and members may be concerned about their own health and the health of consumers. DRTA recognises that COVID-19 is a very serious public health concern and we are continuing to monitor up-to-date information from the World Health Organisation and the Department of Health. Our primary focus is on the health, safety, and well-being of all recreational and diversional therapists and those we serve.

We are aware that many recreational, diversional therapists and other related professionals are working in settings where their workplaces will have the appropriate processes in place. For those who may be working outside of these structures, we direct concerned members to the World Health Organisation for updates and advice. DRTA recommends that members familiarise themselves with the WHO’s protective measures, including washing your hands frequently, social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and more.

Rest assured at this stage we currently do not have concerns regarding our conference in September, however many current events may have been cancelled or being cancelled.

To learn more about the disease and access the latest information and advice, browse the following

We are committed to implementing all recommended precautions from the World Health Organisation, Federal and State Health authorities and will encourage all attendees to follow these guidelines. These will be communicated to all attendees prior to and during our CPD and events programs. Please be assured that should DRTA cancel an event, attendees will receive a 100% refund on the registration fee.

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