Dietitians provide information and advice about food and nutrition. They promote the wellbeing of people by helping them with their food-related concerns. Dietitians advise people about how to maintain a healthy weight and plan nutritional diets and menus. They also help with special dietary needs for people with conditions such as diabetes, cancer or food allergies.
Dietitians can work in public and private hospitals, community health centres, corporate organisations or food manufacturing. Some dietitians specialise in areas such as nutrition and ageing (gerontological dietitians), premature babies (neonatal dietitians), sports or nutrition research.
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Management of acute and chronic conditions
- Information and advice
- Health-related information
- Nutrition advice
Appointments can be made directly without a referral.
Your doctor or other health professional may also refer you to a dietitian.
A referral from your doctor may be needed for Department of Veterans’ Affairs requirements. If unsure, check with your dietitian before attending your appointment.
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To find a dietitian near you, enter your postcode or suburb below.
Contact your local dietitian for clinic opening hours.
The cost of a dietitian varies depending on the treatment. Contact the clinic before you attend if you are unsure of the cost.
Medicare covers dietitian fees for individuals who are eligible under the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program.
Consultations with dietitians in public hospitals and community health centres are free of charge.