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Who We Are

The Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia was founded in 2012. ABA Australia is a professional organisation that looks to support the development and advancement of the field of behaviour analysis in Australia. ABA Australia is dedicated to promoting the theoretical, experimental, and applied analysis of behaviour across a broad range of applications within Australia. This is an association for people interested in behaviour analysis.


To promote the science and practical application of behaviour analysis within Australia and to serve as a platform for dissemination of current behaviour analytic research.

We Value

  • Representing Australia within the international behaviour analytic community
  • Empowering clinicians to use evidence-based practices
  • Improving public, government, and industry understanding of behaviour analysis and its importance to society
  • Increasing the knowledge and skills of professionals working in the field of behaviour analysis through courses, conferences, and workshops
  • Providing a forum for the interchange of ideas and knowledge among  people involved in the field of behaviour analysis
  • Encouraging basic and applied research into behaviour analysis that will advance the knowledge base within Australia
  • Promoting BACB certification across ABA practitioners

Acknowledgement of Country

ABA Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, water, and culture. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging.

Board of Directors

The board of directors manages the business affairs of the association and ensures that the mission and objectives are carried out.

Tessa Taylor



Alex Brown


B Psych Assoc MAPS, BCBA

Alayna Haberlin

President Elect


Megan Borlase

Head of Committees


Michelle Furminger



Josh Schad

General Board Member


Past Board Members

Karen Wong, President, Past President, 2014-2019
Karen Lyth, Treasurer 2014 -2017
Max Jones, Head of Committees 2017-2018

Position Statements of ABA Australia

Facilitated Communication, Rapid Prompting Method, and Spelling to Communication

Position Paper FC:RPM_ABA Australia

ABA Australia Code of Ethics

The Board of Directors of the ABA Australia has adopted the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Guidelines for Professional and Ethical Compliance Code as our Code of Ethics.

Link to the BACB Guidelines for the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code

ABA Australia embraces the diversity of the professions within its membership; thus, each ABA Australia member should adhere to the ethical standards that have been defined for his or her profession.


ABAA Constitution


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PO Box 61
Sandy Bay, TAS 7005


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