How to join ANPA

Welcome to ANPA! Thank you for choosing our association.

ANPA has seven membership categories. All applications are subject to committee approval. To find out more about making the application please select the membership category and an application form can be downloaded. If you prefer the application form mailed to you please contact the ANPA office.

If you have any further questions about ANPA memberships contact the office: admin@anpa.asn.au or call 1800 422 885

The ANPA office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday each week.


A. Student Member

A student naturopath currently enrolled in a Naturopathy training program from an accredited school or university within Australia.

The following Approved Education Providers offer ANPA approved programs.

Membership is subject to committee approval.

No voting rights, but enjoy all other membership benefits.

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B. Full Member (New Graduate)*

This member holds a minimum of an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy from an accredited school or university within Australia and has also met the ANPA requirements for online vs on-campus study.

This applicant must be qualified within one year of making this application. The following Approved Education Providers offer ANPA approved programs.

Special Fee reductions and pro-rata adjustments are available to assist financially in the first year of setting up practice.

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C. Full Member

A naturopath who is recognised by the ANPA as a fully qualified practitioner is defined as a person trained in the philosophies, principles and practice of naturopathy and medical sciences and core modalities of nutritional medicine, Western herbal medicine, homoeopathy, dietary and lifestyle advice and tactile therapies. Additional modalities may be offered by some naturopaths.

Naturopaths are able to assess the condition of a patient and to consequently prescribe and dispense appropriate treatments and remedies in a safe and effective manner.

This member holds a minimum of an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy from an accredited school or university within Australia and has also met the ANPA requirements for online vs on-campus study. The following Approved Education Providers offer ANPA approved programs. Membership is subject to approval by ANPA committee. A full member accesses all benefits, including voting rights.

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D. Associate Member

This membership category is offered to allied health professionals who are not naturopaths such as nurses, osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists etc.

The ANPA does not advocate for this group of health care professionals in any professional capacity. Associate members have access to most benefits of full membership.

This member has no voting rights.

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E. Secondary Member

This membership category is specially made available to any naturopath that is a current primary member of another professional association. They have access to website, e-Newsletter, and other benefits.

This member has no voting rights.
*some conditions apply.

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F. Tertiary Member

Non-practicing and retired members. These members may be non-practicing because of ill health, pregnancy, or may have left practice, but continue to enjoy supporting the ANPA.

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G. Fellowship Member

This naturopath has been a full ANPA member for 10 years or more and has practiced continually for 15 years as a naturopath. In addition, this member has made a significant contribution to the profession, naturopathic research and education, or the ANPA association, its committee and its vision.

The candidate may possess or be in the process of acquiring a higher degree in naturopathy or a related health science area.

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H. International Member

This level of membership meets the educational criteria for qualification as a naturopath overseas, as well as the competency standards for naturopathy in Australia.

These members do not practice in Australia unless meeting the criteria for full membership status of the ANPA.

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