About us

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is a company limited by guarantee and is the national association of the dietetic profession, with branches in each state and territory. This superseded the Australian Association of Dietitians, which was established in 1976. The Association became known as DAA in 1983.

DAA represents more than 6,000 members.


Leadership in dietetics, food and nutrition for healthier people and healthier nations.


DAA is the peak body of dietetic and nutrition professionals providing strategic leadership in food and nutrition and advancing the professional interests of our members.


In order to achieve its Mission, DAA will:

  • Stengthen the Foundation (Member Engagement)
  • Champion excellence in practice
  • Increase opportunities for members
  • Advocate to influence external policy
  • Collaborate on and influence international dietetic and nutrition issues
  • Maintain and enhance good governance and management

Governance and Management

The DAA Board are responsible for the Governance of the Association’s affairs. The Board comprises eight elected Directors including the President and Vice-President.

Administrative and professional support is provided by the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Manager Professional Services, the Executive Manager Communications and Marketing, the Executive Manager Accreditation, Recognition and Journal Services and DAA staff.

Australian Public Company, Limited By Guarantee
ACN: 008 521 480
ABN: 34 008 521 480