20 Nov 2015
Time is running out for health practitioners across 12 professions to renew registration with their National Board before it expires.
More than 155,000 health practitioners are due to renew registration by 30 November. The quickest and easiest way to renew is online.
Applications received by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in December will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee. This is outlined in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
The professions due to renew are: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, chiropractors, dental practitioners, medical radiation practitioners, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and psychologists.
AHPRA is sending registered practitioners a series of email and hard copy reminders to renew, on behalf of the National Boards. If you haven’t renewed please access our online services and renew your registration online. You can also update your contact details online if you haven’t received a renewal reminder or you can contact us.
Practitioners, whose application is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.
Anyone who does not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2015 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the national register of practitioners and will not be able to practise their profession in Australia.
More information about renewal of registration is available on National Board websites.