Chapters & Community

As an NHAA member, you are part of a century-old community of practitioners and scholars in herbal medicine and naturopathy. There are regular NHAA community events, both in-person and online, where you can meet with other members, share knowledge and experience, and form supportive relationships.

Regional Chapters

NHAA members have established four regional chapters to support fellow herbalists and naturopaths and advance our profession in the wider community. Anyone is welcome to attend the regular meetings, talks, outings and other events and there are many benefits, including:

  • Excellent networking opportunities to connect with other practitioners.
  • Students & non members are welcome to participate.
  • Talks & presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy
  • Earn CPD points for meeting attendance.
  • Keep abreast of current issues & developments.
  • Build your public speaking skills by giving a talk & earn CPD points for your presentation.
  • Enjoy the support of your local Herbal Community & perhaps find yourself a mentor.

VicHerbs – Melbourne

The Melbourne NHAA chapter, VicHerbs, has been running for over 35 years.

The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (except December and January) in the Bargoonga Nganjin Community Room at the North Fitzroy Library. The library is located at 182-186 St Georges Road in Fitzroy North.

Admission prices are $5 for students, $10 for NHAA members and $15 for the general public and there is no need to book. The group gather at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and usually finish up between 9 and 9.30pm.

For more information on upcoming Vicherbs events or to find out how you can get more involved, see their Facebook, Instagram or emailing directly to

SydHerbs – Sydney

The Sydney NHAA chapter, Sydherbs, meets every two months at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, 235 Pyrmont St in Pyrmont.

Attendance is $5 for students and NHAA members, $10 for non-members. Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Light food and refreshments are included (bring your keep-cup!)

For more information on upcoming Sydherbs events or to find out how you can get more involved, see their Facebook, Instagram or email to

SEQHerbs – South East Queensland

The Queensland NHAA chapter, SEQherbs, meets every two months in Brisbane, the Gold or Sunshine Coast.

For more information on upcoming SEQherbs events or to find out how you can get more involved, see their Facebook page, Instagram or email to


The Adelaide chapter meets 3-4 times a year to greet the seasons, in the botanic gardens, a private garden invitation or in someone’s home. Occasionally we have one big meeting with invited speakers, if you’d like to know more or get involved please get in touch via our Facebook page.

TasHerbs – Greater Hobart

We are excited to welcome TasHerbs to the Chapter family – A new Chapter is being created in Greater Hobart with first meeting end of November.

TasHerbs is a revival of the old NHAA chapter based in and around Hobart. We plan to meet bimonthly on the last Thursday of the month. As well as plan impromptu get togethers for herbal harvests and some manufacturing.

For more information, please email or see their Facebook and Instagram pages.

If you are interested in setting up a local chapter in your area, please download the Regional Chapter Guidelines by clicking below: