21 Nov 2016
Health practitioners across 12 professions have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
More than 167,000 health practitioners are due to renew registration with their National Board by 30 November. The quickest and easiest way to renew is online.
There are only 10 days left to renew on time. To date, 60 per cent of practitioners have already applied online.
Applications received 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.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is sending registered practitioners a series of email and hard copy reminders to renew, on behalf of the National Boards. Practitioners who haven’t received a renewal reminder can update their contact details using online services or contact AHPRA.
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 2016 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.