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Welcome to the NHAA

Founded in 1920, we are Australia’s oldest professional association of complementary therapists. Representing Western herbalists and naturopaths, we are the only national professional association specifically concerned with the practice and education of Western herbal medicine (WHM) in Australia. Our Vision is to:

  • Enable practitioners and the practice of herbal and naturopathic medicine to become fully integrated into the primary healthcare system in Australia;
  • Make herbal and naturopathic medicine accessible to all;
  • Maintain the integrity of the profession;
  • Continue to promote the standards and quality of education, of the profession;
  • Make greater career opportunities and research pathways for herbalists and naturopaths;
  • Continue the integration of traditional medicine and evolving science.   

We have a range of membership options for professionals, interested parties and students and our members have access to great resources, our online discussion forum, professional guidance and more!

We also work to connect the public with our highly trained practitioners through our Find A Practitioner service. 

Latest News

Position Vacant: Communications Officer at the NHAA

With our Office Manager leaving, we are re-structuring the office and have 2 new part time positions available, including is a Communications Officer to be responsible for website updating and management, E-news production and overseeing social media strategy and integration. This role is a maximum of 15 hrs a week and would ideally be managed remotely.

Read more: Position Vacant: Communications Officer at the NHAA

Position Vacant: Health Fund Compliance Officer at the NHAA

With our Office Manager leaving, we are re-structuring the office and have 2 new part time positions available, including a Health Fund Compliance Officer to be responsible for all aspects of health fund liaison and compliance, including data management and member communications and information. This in-house role is a maximum of 20 hours per week. 

Read more: Position Vacant: Health Fund Compliance Officer at the NHAA

NHAA Board Elections

Election of members for the NHAA Board of Directors 2016-2018

Three Director positions fall vacant at the 2016 Annual General Meeting to be held online, on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at time to be confirmed (ESST).

The Board of Directors of the NHAA exists to directly support the membership and implement the policy and aims of the Association.  Achieving this requires considerable decision making, strategy direction and ensuring of outcomes in many different areas, from education, seminars and conferences, media and marketing, membership issues, to governance, law and ethics, government liaison (at the state, federal and even international level) and industry cooperation.

Each Board member is an elected representative of the membership and works in a voluntary capacity. All current full members, including fellow, honorary life and ATSI members are entitled to nominate for, propose or second a Board position. For more details on NHAA Board positions visit the NHAA website and see About the Board.

To stand for an advertised position on the NHAA Board the nominee, proposer and seconder must complete the Board Nomination Form and return the form to the Association’s office with the 250 word biography (see page 2 of the form) and a 2 page resume by email, fax or post by 4 p.m. Monday 26 September 2016.

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Name change to Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia

We are pleased to announce that we are implementing a subtle but important change to the NHAA.  Over the coming weeks you will see the way we refer to the association, change to the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. 

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Our board has endorsed this change thanks to the overwhelmingly positive member support following our extended consultation process.

Read more: Name change to Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia

More From NHAA...

  1. Call for Abstracts for the NHAA 2017 Conference
  2. Labor Party Plan to Stop Rebates for Natural Therapies
  3. AJHM looking for a new Editor
  4. Honorary Treasurer / Director needed
  5. Re herbal supplements lead to hepatic & renal transplantation ABC news online 1/3/16

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