Dietitians Association of Australia

Identity area

Type of entity

Professional association

Authorized form of name

Dietitians Association of Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Australian Association of Dietitians

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1976 -


The organisation's predecessor, the Australian Association of Dietitians, was registered in the Australian Capital Territory on 5 January 1976. Branches operated in each state and territory encompassing offices that had existed before the formation of the national body. The organisation's name was changed to the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) on 7 May 1983. In September 1994 the DAA passed a by-law to provide for the credential, Accredited Practising Dietitian - available to those dietitians who meet the required criteria. Since 1987, the DAA has published an official peer-reviewed journal, Nutrition and Dietetics. This includes the Journal of Dietitians New Zealand. Prior to this, the Commonwealth Department of Health published the Journal of Food and Nutrition (originally as Food and Nutrition Notes and Reviews in 1944).


National Office: Deakin, Australian Capital Territory

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for dietitians.

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 6 August 2012; revised 15 October 2012




DAA website, (accessed on 6 August 2012)
The History of Dietetics in Australia by Heather Nash (1989)

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC