Advocacy

The NHAA works tirelessly at state, federal and international levels to support the profession within Australia and to promote the validity of Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine as healthcare modalities, and the value and professionalism of our practitioners.

Herbal Medicine Summit 2022

National symposium on herbal and naturopathic medicine

This two-day event to celebrate clinical practice, showcase the work of our Australian researchers and wisdom from the profession’s elders. The inaugural Symposium was held on the Gold Coast in May 2021. Learn more about the Symposiums here.

Key topics close to our heart and yours

The NHAA promotes Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine by writing submissions to government and industry groups, responding to media enquiries and involvement in committees and groups influencing the practice of naturopathic and herbal medicine.

There are more topics the NHAA is working on, ensuring the voices of our members and their patients are being heard. The work we do promotes Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine to all levels of government and the general public. You can find the list of our most recent submissions here.

Professional Registration

The NHAA has always supported the formal integration of herbal and naturopathic medicine into the national healthcare framework.

As early as 1929, the NHAA submitted proposals and submissions to both the State and Federal Governments, and worked closely with other bodies and associations, to include practitioners of Naturopathy & Western herbal medicine within the nation’s regulatory healthcare framework.

Find the latest update here.

Public Health Insurance

The NHAA believe access to evidence-based health care is very important. With regard to the changes proposed to Private Health Insurance (PHI), there are a number of important deficiencies associated with the evidence used to exclude Naturopathy from PHI rebates. Find the latest update here.

Education standards

The NHAA has always upheld the highest levels of education and training for the profession. We work with accredited training institutions, government reference groups and other bodies to develop and promote consistent quality of training and practice standards across Australia.