The National Eating Disorders Strategy 2023-2033 provides a clear roadmap to guide sector development and policy decision-making for the next decade. It is the culmination of extensive consultation and review, and sets a shared direction for the sector and the broader system of care. The National Strategy was developed by NEDC, with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.

The National Strategy articulates the key components, standards and actions that are required to achieve an effective, equitable and coordinated system of care, and the roles of different stakeholders. Implementation of the National Strategy will help to achieve evidence-based national consistency, and ensure that people experiencing or at risk of eating disorders, and their families/supports and communities can access the care that they need, when they need it. 

Successful implementation of the National Strategy will require 'top-down' planning, authority and leadership across the system of care, in conjunction with 'bottom-up' context-specific system-building initiatives. It will also require overarching coordination, guidance, resources, and evaluation, to help to drive change, maximise impact, and reduce duplication. 

You can download a full page copy of the overarching framework here

Coordination of National Strategy implementation will be led by NEDC. 


National Strategy Implementation Network

NEDC has convened a National Strategy Implementation Network, with members from every state and territory, from all eating disorder lived experience and service development organisations, and representing key system-building perspectives. The purpose of the Implementation Network is to provide strategic advice on National Strategy implementation, and to help champion implementation initiatives.

Implementation Network members:

Dr June Alexander Lived Experience Advocate and Mentor
Professor Leah Brennan La Trobe University; Centre for Eating, Weight and Body Image
Dr Susan Byrne University of Western Australia
Belinda Caldwell Eating Disorders Victoria
Shannon Calvert Lived Experience Educator; Advisory Consultant
Belinda Chelius Eating Disorders Queensland
Laurence Cobbaert Eating Disorders Neurodiversity Australia
Dr Anthea Fursland Clinical Psychologist
Jade Gooding Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders
Amy Hannigan Queensland Eating Disorder Service
Jim Hungerford Butterfly Foundation
Ashley Leek Mental Health and Wellbeing Division, Victorian Department of Health
Dr Randall Long Statewide Eating Disorder Service South Australia
Peta Marks Australian Eating Disorders Research and Translation Centre; InsideOut Institute
Dr Siân McLean Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders; La Trobe University
Fintan O'Looney WA Eating Disorders Outreach and Consultation Service
Emeritus Professor Susan Paxton La Trobe University
Anita Reimann  Tasmanian Eating Disorder Service, CAMHS
Michelle Roberton Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders
Jane Rowan Eating Disorders Families Australia
Sara Sarraf Mental Health and Wellbeing Division, Victorian Department of Health
Madeleine Sewell CAMHS Eating Disorder Service, Perth Children’s Hospital
Dr Andrew Wallis SCHN Eating Disorder Service Network
Dr Tania Withington Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Renee Wren ACT Eating Disorders Clinical Hub
Dr Beth Shelton NEDC
Louise Dougherty NEDC
Dr Sarah Trobe NEDC
Dr Angelique Ralph NEDC

Further information

This page contains links to National Strategy implementation events and resources, and will continue to be added to over time. 

If you have any questions about National Strategy implementation or need support with your own local plan, please email 

How to access the National Eating Disorders Strategy 2023-2033

You can access the full Strategy here.

You can use the main landing page for the National Strategy to navigate to other resources and information.