- promote philosophy through education, research and scholarship
- promote the exchange of philosophical ideas
- support members, and professional philosophers generally, in connection with their philosophical activities.
President is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.
Patron is the Honourable Justice Pamela Tate.
The AAP is governed by a Board of Directors.
The two committees of the Board are Finance and Executive committees.
The Executive is responsible for managing the operational affairs, assisted by a number of Operating Committees.
The AAP is assisted in its work by the Secretariat.
Board positions, Executive, and convenors of Operating Committees are elected at the Annual General Meeting held concurrently with the annual AAP conference.
The AAP's governing documents include a Constitution, By laws, Charters for the Board and Committees, and Terms of Reference for the Operating committees.
The AAP is a Public Company Limited by Guarantee and a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC). Further information can be found on the AAP's entry on the Australian Business Register.