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 mission is to serve and support our membership and promote and protect the profession and practice of Western herbal medicine.
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.
Now is the time to put your nominations in for the NHAA Herbalist of the Year and the NHAA Special Award. Members and non members alike can nominate individuals or businesses that have helped, supported and inspired them. Who do you think deserves recognition for their efforts?
For more information go to the Awards page
Download the Nomination Form
We’ve collated the feedback survey from our recent International Conference and are very happy to report that the results were overwhelmingly positive! Among other questions we floated the idea of holding our conference every 2nd instead of every 3rd year, and over 90% of responders said yes please! Most responders (97%) gave us a thumbs-up for value for money and over 80% agreed that the exhibition area helped increase their awareness of the range in the industry. The number and variety of sessions got excellent or good ratings from almost 90% of those surveyed, as did the quality of the speakers and program. More than 96% also said they would recommend attending an NHAA conference to a colleague.
Many thanks to those that filled out their survey form – you are helping us to make the next one even better!
The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) just last week released a series of 41 monographs as part of their Herbal Medicine Compendium. The monographs are freely accessible at: http://hmc.usp.org and are of varying degrees of completion and are open for public comments.
Corporate membership is a special category of NHAA membership that is open to companies, corporations, institutions and other interested parties who have a genuine interest in supporting and furthering an ethical herbal medicine industry and profession in Australia. We have just completed a restructure of our corporate category into a three tiered system that we hope will enable greater participation by a range of companies. See the Corporate membership page for more information or contact the office if you are interested in Corporate membership.
Both ARONAH and AHPRA have called for submissions in the last month and the NHAA Board has dived in and are currently working on these. ARONAH has called for consultation on their proposed competency guidelines, and AHPRA has called for feedback on reviews of common guidelines and codes of conduct.