Greetings from the AUIRG – the Australian IDDSI Reference Group. We are a group of volunteers from around Australia, in a range of different settings, all involved in IDDSI implementation and review. We meet monthly to guide, foster, advocate, facilitate and support IDDSI – and we would love to hear more from you. If you’re involved with IDDSI, we want to know how you’re going.  Follow the link below to tell us more (10 minutes).

Australian IDDSI Implementation Survey:

Top 3 Priorities:
  1. Conduct environmental scan to determine current IDDSI implementation needs
  2. Test Mashed potato to provide guideline and recommendations
  3. Adapt/ Modify educational materials
Volunteers wanted! If you are interested in joining, please contact
Current Implementation Status

Australia has formally transitioned from the Australian National Standardised terminology and definitions for texture modified foods and thickened liquids to IDDSI. IDDSI has been implemented in Australia since May 2019. 

Reference Group

Australia IDDSI reference group (AUIRG) was formed in June 2021. We are currently recruiting volunteers to help guide, foster, advocate, facilitate and support implementation of IDDSI in Australia.  If you are interested in joining, please contact

Contact Us
Work Teams Leadership Contact Info
Board of Director Julie Cichero  
Primary Contact Vanessa Chan Email
Education and Training Julian Tregellis Email
Environmental Scan Claire Matthews Email
Operational Lisa Sossen Email
Contact Email Australia
Australian IDDSI Steering Committee
  • Chair: Phil Juffs (DAA)
  • Trish Johnson (SPA)
  • Natalie Stapleton, Bridget Spokes (DAA)
  • John Boland, Robert Berry (IHHC)
  • Jane Winter, Laura Ross, Matilda Mulgrave (NestlĂ© Health Sciences)
  • Brenda Mosel, Mike Tristram (Precise ThickN)
  • Alex Ross, Cathie Watts (Flavour Creations)
  • Julie Cichero (IDDSI International and Australian Project Officer)
  This information was last updated June 2022.