Dietitians Australia is the peak industry body for dietetic and nutrition professionals, representing over 8000 members in Australia and overseas.
Our mission is to champion the professional nutrition and dietetic workforce to empower people and communities.
We're the leading voice of the dietetics and nutrition profession.
Check out our annual report for specifics on what we do. Or read our strategic plan to understand our focus areas for the association.
A strong member community
Founded in 1976 as the Australian Association of Dietetics, Dietitians Australia has grown into an inspiring and dynamic association that supports members with:
- continuing professional development
- access to publications and research
- networking opportunities
- awards and recognition
Want to know more about becoming a member? View our membership benefits.
Maintaining professional standards
We manage the regulatory and credentialing aspects of the profession. Including the accreditation of university programs and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) credential.
APDs are Australia’s leaders in nutrition, equipped with the skills to provide personalised and evidence-based nutrition advice and support.
In a world of false claims and unfounded nutritional advice, Australians can be confident the advice they receive from an APD is solid and dependable.
APDs are the only recognised nutrition professionals able to provide dietetic services under:
- The Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- most private health funds
Want trusted nutrition advice? Find a dietitian.
Influencing health policy
We advocate on public health nutrition issues to ensure all Australians get sound advice.
Our aim is to improve nutritional health across the country and give expert advice to support the health of all Australians.
We work with the government, agencies, and other bodies to influence health policy. We represent our APDs and support their work in helping Australians become healthier.
We also work to raise the profile of the industry through our media and communications activities.
Learn more about advocacy and policy.