National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health. It is a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise and/or interest in eating disorders. Its primary purpose is to develop and promote a nationally consistent, evidence-based approach to the prevention, early intervention and management of eating disorders in Australia.

To achieve its objectives, the NEDC works to promote, provide and facilitate access to evidence-based information, be it for young people and their families, or for health professionals and other professionals involved in the treatment, management and prevention of eating disorders. The NEDC also engages and builds intersectoral and interdisciplinary coordination and evidence sharing on eating disorders and fosters professional learning.

It also works to develop and assist in implementing a comprehensive national strategy to communicate appropriate evidence-based messages to schools, the media and health service providers.

To become an NEDC Member:

Note: The NEDC has no professional or qualification based criteria for membership; however the NEDC is federally funded to serve all of Australia. As such we do require members to live in Australia or be Australian citizens.

For further information about the NEDC – contact us at:

The Butterfly Foundation

The Butterfly Foundation is Australia’s national organisation for eating disorders and body image concerns. Butterfly’s mission is to bring about change in the culture, policy and practice of prevention, treatment and support for eating disorders.
Butterfly is committed to ensuring that any Australian with an eating disorder can access affordable, evidence based care irrespective of their postcode or economic status. Butterfly does this by providing information, research and support to all those affected, including family and friends through the following services:
  • Butterfly Foundation National Helpline 1800 33 4673 (toll-free helpline)
  • Treatment services
  • Recovery programs for individuals and carers
  • Support groups for individuals and carers
  • Education services
  • Research and resources
For support, please contact Butterfly Foundation National Helpline 1800 33 4673. For more information, please visit
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Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

ANZAED is proud to be a Parter Organisation of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). This relationship was established in 2006 in recognition of the shared goals of ANZAED and AED.  The partner relationship is based on a collaborative arrangement in which the two organisations endeavour to support the activities of the other in a range of ways.  These activities include promoting each other’s conferences, funding joint scholarships to attend each other’s conferences, giving a membership discount to members of the other organisation, and sharing news with membership of both organisations.

To promote these activities, ANZAED joins regular phone meetings with the Partnership, Chapter & Affiliate Affiliate. Susan Paxton represents ANZAED on the committee.

The committee brings together all AED’s partner organisations linking ANZAED to national organisations with shared goals from around the world, including ArgentinaAustriaChileCzech RepublicDenmarkFinlandFlandersFranceGermanyThe Netherlands,  Canada,  Iceland,  IsraelItalyJapanMexicoNordicPolandSpainSwedenSwitzerlandthe UK & the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section for Eating Disorders.

For information about other affiliated organizations, please see:

Journal of Eating Disorders (JoED)

JoED is a new open access, peer-reviewed journal based in Australasia with a global reach of leading research in the science and clinical practice of eating disorders.

The journal encompasses all aspects of eating disorders namely their epidemiology, nature, determinants, neurobiology, prevention, treatment and outcomes. The scope includes, but is not limited to those with highest prevalence and burden, namely anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and eating disorder not otherwise specified. The journal also considers articles from related areas such as important co-morbidities, obesity, body image, appetite, food and eating. Articles about research methodology and assessment are welcomed where they advance the field of eating disorders. 

Journal of Eating Disorders aims to disseminate research that provides answers to the important issues and key challenges in the field of eating disorders and to facilitate translation of evidence into practice.

All articles published by Journal of Eating Disorders are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

There are now over 50 committed Editors from around the globe. In addition to Stephen Touyz and Phillipa Hay as Editors-in Chief, Jeremy Freeman as Managing Editor, Daniel le Grange, Ross Crosby, Stephan Zipfel, Kathy Pike and Lois Surgenor are confirmed Associate Editors and Christopher Fairburn, Caroline Meyer, Janet Treasure, Kathy Pike, Ivan Eisler, Garry Walter and Gabbi Heruc, ANZAED President are on the Advisory Board.

More details on the journal, including details of how to submit papers can be found at the journal website: For enquiries contact Phillipa Hay at

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