Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Make a complaint

Make a complaint about a registered health practitioner

Anyone can make a notification (complaint) about a registered health practitioner. If you’re concerned about the health, conduct or performance of a registered health practitioner, you can make a notification.

Find out more:

Not sure if your practitioner is registered to practise?

Search the Register of practitioners:

Can't find your practitioner on the register?

Make sure you have the correct spelling of their name and that you are searching for the name the practitioner used for registration. This may be different from the name they use to practise. 

Do you think someone is pretending to be a registered practitioner?

If you can’t find someone on the register it might mean they are not registered. It’s an offence to present yourself as a registered health practitioner in Australia. If you think you know someone who is doing this, let us know immediately.

Is your concern about advertising?

A person advertising a regulated health service or a business that provides a regulated health service must comply with the advertising provisions of the National Law. If they don't they may be committing a statutory offence:

Protecting the public - AHPRA and the National Boards

The primary role of the National Boards is to protect the public and set the standards that all registered health practitioners must meet. Boards make decisions about individual practitioners.

AHPRA receives and investigates complaints and concerns about practitioners.

We can also investigate practitioners who are not registered if it has been reported that they are breaking the National Law.

Page reviewed 4/05/2016