Intellectual property

Applying to use Nutrition Australia's intellectual property

We encourage all persons, organisations, and groups to apply for permission to use the intellectual property of Nutrition Australia (The Australian Nutrition Foundation Inc).

Nutrition Australia's intellectual property includes, but is not limited to:

All requests for permission to use materials should be submitted to Nutrition Australia Vic Division, which manages IP permission requests on behalf of the national body.

See How to apply for permission below.


There are some circumstance where you do not need to apply for permission, such as:

  • to use our intellectual property in the media, blog or a newsletter (such as an article about the Healthy Eating Pyramid)
  • to display physical versions of our intellectual property (such as a poster)
  • if you are photocopying up to 50 copies of our intellectual property and/or if it is for educational purposes only and you are not benefiting financially (such as photocopying 30 fact sheets for a classroom activity)

    If you fit the criteria above, please acknowledge Nutrition Australia as the original author of the material you are using and include our website URL, thank you.


You do need to apply for permission if you wish to reproduce, photocopy or include Nutrition Australia’s intellectual property in any printed or online/electronic material you produce and/or you are benefiting financially.

Please note that a fee structure is in place for use of property and that permission is granted for ONE EDITION of a piece of work.


If you wish to use the Healthy Eating Pyramid we encourage you to use our existing information about the Pyramid and its key messages here, including what's changed and why, a brief history of the Pyramid, and frequently asked questions.


How to apply for permission:
  1. Click to download the application form (PDF 367KB - opens in a new window).
  2. Submit your completed application form with supporting documentation to:

    Nutrition Australia Vic Division
    118 Cardigan St
    Carlton VIC 3053
    Fax: 03 9348 0178

  3. We will respond within 5 working days.


For any other queries regarding the use of Nutrition Australia intellectual property, please call 03 8341 5800 or email


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