Board nominations (2013)

Nominations are currently being sought for practitioner members of the National Board of the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists.

Positions currently up for re-selection are:

PRACTITIONER MEMBERS (x3), representing:


Applications are currently being compiled and will be formally handed to the Selection Committee (comprising non-practitioner members of the Evidence, Research and Policy in Complementary Medicine Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia) on 17 November 2013. Submissions will continue to be considered until this time.

Nomination and Selection Criteria

Information on the role and eligibility requirements for Board positions maybe found in the Board Selection Criteria document.

>> Download PDF version of ‘Board Selection Criteria and Nomination Information’ (377kB)

Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms

You may either nominate another person or nominate yourself for a position on the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists Board. Please fill out the appropriate form (available below in .doc format). Be sure to read the Selection Criteria before finalising your application.

An application should consist of the completed appropriate form (below), a CV and a statement of claims.

  • If you would like to nominate someone other than yourself who is a naturopath or herbalist for a practitioner Board position, please use >> Form 1
  • If you are a naturopath or herbalist and would like to nominate yourself for a practitioner Board position, please use >> Form 3


Other health professions in Australia are currently undergoing a national registration process, details of which can be found at the National Health Workforce Taskforce website. Naturopaths and herbalists are not part of this process despite a strong recommendation by the seminal review on the issue initiated by the Victorian government (Lin et al 2005). The proposed independent register is expected to mirror the national regulation process and afford the public a similar level of protection regarding professional standards of practitioners and complaint handling processes.

Currently no fixed standards, policies or procedures have been developed by ARONAH and we wish to seek your input on these issues.

Should statutory regulation of naturopaths and herbalists be enacted it is expected the ARONAH register will be subsumed by this body.

Comments and submissions are invited from all industry stakeholders on the proposed register.

Submissions may contain recommendations for the proposed register or Board, registration standards or may highlight stakeholder concerns that need to be addressed. The purpose of this process is to facilitate consultation with stakeholders and therefore no formal guidelines will be imposed and submissions of any length, style and on any issue of relevance to the proposed register will be considered.

Sending Submissions

Please send hard copy applications to:

Australian Register of of Naturopaths and Herbalists
PO Box 711

Or please email completed forms to:

Submissions will be received by midnight (Brisbane-time) on Sunday November 17, 2013

Want to be involved but don’t want to be a board member?

ARONAH is also seeking ongoing expressions of interest for involvement in the Practice and Education Standards Committees.