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Welcome to the NHAA

Founded in 1920, we are Australia‚Äôs 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 such as Natural Standard databases, 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

9th International Conference an inspiring success

Jonathan TreasureThanks to all who attended our latest International Conference over the weekend of March 20-22. We were inspired on so many levels! There was groundbreaking and challenging clinical information, exciting models of current and future education at both higher education and grassroots levels, and wondefully postive work being done in research that everyone can get involved in.

All our sponsors were fantastic and we thank them for their generosity and support in making this the best NHAA conference yet.

Check our our facebook page for more details and we'll let you know when the notes and recordings become available. 

Nominations now closed for NHAA Awards of Excellence

Nominations have now closed for the NHAA Awards of Excellence, which are being incorporated into the 9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine. The awards will form part of the International Conference Industry Profession Dinner. 

The Awards recognise those who inspire their colleagues, patients or community and celebrate leaders in their field who are striving to advance the quality and standards of their profession. For more details go to the NHAA Awards page.

Still time to book for 9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine



If you've been thinking of coming to our International Conference March 20-22, book now! See the complete program and all the abstracts as well as details on all the inspiring speakers on the Program and Speakers page. It's a packed 3 days with something for everyone - come along and be challenged and inspired! 

SPECIAL OFFER: Avoid the late fees! Use the Code 2015 IC in the member number field when you register and we'll waive the late registration fee!


See more about the conference

Confirmation of removal of Adv Dip WHM & Nat

This morning NHAA was advised by the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council (CSHISC) that they will be honouring the original decision to remove the Advanced Diplomas (this applies to WHM, Naturopathy, Nutrition and Homeopathy).

Read the CSHISC release or find out more about the change to degree level qualifications.

NHAA and the Degree Standards Collaborative will now be able to re-focus on developing the course requirements for the degree programs and look forward to bringing you further updates in the coming months.

Registrations are open! 9th International Conference on Herbal Medicine


 Registrations for our 2015 International Conference are officially open! This is THE conference for 2015 and it's going to be our biggest and best ever! Get in now for great Early Bird prices!

More From NHAA...

  1. Fantastic keynote speakers at our International Conference next March
  2. Changes to qualifications for Western herbal medicine and naturopathy
  3. Combined PI / PL policy for NHAA members
  4. Amazing Specials for new members!
  5. Sue Dean

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