Media Releases

To access media releases and statements from earlier than January 1, 2018, please contact [email protected].

ESSA’s Position on the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Voice to Parliament

ESSA encourages all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, and to participate in the celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. ESSA stands with our First Nations peoples...


ESSA Members Empower Health and Well-being by Reducing the Bur

The AIHW report highlights that chronic conditions, including coronary heart disease, dementia, back pain and problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and anxiety disorders, contribute significantly to the burden of disease across the


ESSA releases new National Workforce Profile Report

A National Workforce Profile Report provides a range of new insights into ESSA's accredited exercise professionals, utilising data from the 2022 member renewal process.


BASES signs updated MoU with ESSA

Members of ESSA will benefit from a renewed partnership with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), which ensures access to a range of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities at the same rate as BASES’ members


Deliver better access to exercise services in NSW, demands ESSA

ESSA is calling on candidates for the 2023 New South Wales Election to support its five policy priorities, to ensure voters have better access to exercise services to support good health outcomes and a strong economy.


Medicare Taskforce Report falls short

ESSA has welcomed the release of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report as a good first step to addressing the dysfunction and fragmentation of the current system.


ESSA announces 2022 Research Grant recipients

ESSA is proud to award $100,000 in research funding to two important health imperatives, being exercise recovery from COVID and the treatment of Parkinsons disease.


ESSA congratulates deserving 2022 Industry Award winners

ESSA has announced the winners of its 2022 Industry Awards, celebrating excellence in a growing collective of around 9000 accredited members.


2023 Forum leads growth in Sunshine Coast conference sector

ESSA’S premier event for 2023 will be held at the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort from 6-7 May 2023.


ESSA releases new COVID-19 guidelines for clinical care

ESSA has launched new treatment guidelines for people who are recovering after COVID, called ‘Safe Exercise Across the Clinical Course of COVID-19’.