The ANPA is the peak professional naturopathy association run by
naturopaths for naturopaths in Australia. Established in 1975, we
are a democratic association that has the longest track record of
supporting and representing naturopaths across Australia. We are
actively engaged in representing issues that affect naturopaths at
a national, state and international level. ANPA members comply
with the highest standards of naturopathic practice. We continually
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National Code of Conduct for unregistered health care workers - April 17, 2015

On Friday 17 April, the Federal and State and Territory Health Ministers met in Sydney to discuss a range of national health issues.  At that meeting, Health Ministers considered the final report A National Code of Conduct for health care workers and the results of a national consultation on standards of conduct for all health care workers who are not registered under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health practitioners.


The Health Workforce Regulation Unit is  pleased to advise that Health Ministers agreed to the terms of the first National Code of Conduct for health care workers. The National Code, once implemented, will set standards of conduct and practice for all unregistered health care workers. Ministers agreed that jurisdictions would now examine the implementation of the National Code and code-regulation regime.


>> Final Report - A National Code of Conduct for health care workers - April 17 2015.pdf


>> COAG Health Council Communique National Code of Conduct for health care workers - April 17 2015.pdf

Targeted Use of Complementary Medicines: Potential Health Outcomes & Cost Savings in Australia - Oct 8, 2014

Christopher Shanahan, M.S.
Robert de Lorimier, Ph.D.

Commissioned by ASMI

» View the document here

ANPA submission – NHMRC Homeopathy Review June 2014


The Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA) is the peak body representing naturopaths in Australia. Many ANPA members are also homoeopaths. Homoeopathy has been and in many curricula still is a core modality of naturopathy education. Providing homoeopathy care is within the scope of practice as a naturopath.

Complementary & Alternative Health - Feb 2014

Alignment of Qualifications to the Australian Qualifications Framework
Discussion Paper: October 2013


Public Consultation Version 2 - Please provide comments by Friday 14 February 2014


» Download the PDF here [PDF 258KB]

Alignment of Complementary & Alternative Health Qualifications - Dec 2013

Alignment of Complementary & Alternative Health Qualifications to the Australian Qualifications Framework


» Download the PDF here [PDF 37KB]

ANPA PHI Rebate Submission - Feb 2013

ANPA has submitted documentation to Professor Chris Baggoley, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Ageing, in support of naturopathy having the necessary evidence to retain the rebate.


View the submission here

Health Insurance Rebates - Feb 2013

Inform your clients about the review of health insurance rebates... what they can do to help!

ANPA has developed an information piece for you to use in your clinic and via your email lists. Use this flyer to advise your clients about the review and let them know what they can do to make a difference if their rebate is jeopardised.  


Access the flyer here

ANPA President guest presenter at 1st International Conference of Yoga and Naturopathy (February 9 – 13th 2012)

Eta Brand, President of the ANPA has been invited to attend the 1st International Conference on Yoga and Naturopathy in Bangalore, India. She will be a guest of the Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddah, and Homeopathy), under the auspices of the Government of Karnataka Province.


Eta will be presenting on ‘Naturopathy in Australia: Education and Current Issues.’


This is a great honour for the ANPA. For more information on the conference go to  There will be coverage of the conference highlights in the next ANPA e-newsletter.


» Download ICYN 2012 Report by Eta Brand [PDF 242KB]

ANPA Member Interview - Sept 2009

John Coleman, ANPA committee member will be interviewed about his work on blog radio on Tuesday 13th September at 9 am Melbourne time.


The show will be archived and can be accessed live or archived at

TAC - June 2010

 Indexation of TAC and WorkSafe fee schedules, 

First Aid - Feb 2010

Remember you must keep your First Aid qualifications up to date.

Do you know what's in your food? - Mar 2009

The first-ever crop of genetically modified canola grown in Australia will be harvested this October - and canola oil finds its way into a huge range of common foods. Such products are already either banned or clearly labelled in Europe.

An Introductory Guide Healthcare - July 2009

This information is designed to give consumers an introduction to some of the more well-known benefits of some common herbs and plant products. The information presented here is intended for educational purposes only.