AHPRA's operations are governed by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law), which came into effect on 1 July 2010. This law means that for the first time in Australia, 14 health professions are regulated by nationally consistent legislation under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
AHPRA supports the 14 National Boards that are responsible for regulating the health professions. The primary role of the National Boards is to protect the public and they set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.
The Agency Management Committee oversees the work of AHPRA. The Chair is Mr Peter Allen.
The CEO of AHPRA is Mr Martin Fletcher who is based in our national office in Melbourne. Our staff are based in eight State and Territory AHPRA offices, as well as our national office.
See What We Do for information about the work of AHPRA.
AHPRA ABN: 78 685 433 429