Regulating Australia’s health practitioners

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency works in partnership with the National Boards to ensure that Australia’s registered health practitioners are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.

Information for

  • All

  • Practitioners

  • Public

  • Students

  • International applicants

We want the public to have trust and confidence in regulated health practitioners. As well as developing a range of resources to support practitioners, Ahpra and the National Boards also post regular updates about our work to keep the public informed and to promote transparency in our processes.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are warned this site may contain images, names and voices of deceased persons.

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REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join a National Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on 13 health profession National Boards.

Learn more
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Nursing and midwife renewal is now in the late period

We have now entered the late period. Nurses and midwives have until 30 June to renew; late fees apply.
Renew now
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CONSULTATION

Have your say

Ahpra and the National Boards are inviting feedback on draft changes to the Criminal history registration standard and newly developed supporting materials.
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Cosmetic surgery hotline

Have you had a bad experience with cosmetic surgery? Or do you know of somebody who is practising cosmetic surgery unsafely? Call us on 1300 361 041.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

National Scheme Community News

Quarterly update about the work of Ahpra and the National Boards to support safe and professional health practitioners for Australia.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up a health practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

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LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resources hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professions.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?

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CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

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DATA AND STATISTICS

Our performance data

Ahpra believes in the importance of publicly reporting our data. We publish quarterly performance reports for each state and territory.

Ahpra health practitioner shared code of conduct

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Shared code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions.

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EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as a health practitioner in Australia.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

Complaints checklist

RESOURCES

Checklist

A new resource to help practitioners resolve feedback or complaints made directly to them.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Independent review of podiatric surgeons

Read the final report and 14 recommendations made to the Podiatry Board of Australia to improve the regulation of podiatric surgeons.

Read the report
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Safer cosmetic surgery

We're committed to making cosmetic surgery safer. If you have had a bad experience with cosmetic surgery, please call our Cosmetic Surgery Hotline, 1300 361 041. For all the latest developments plus information for cosmetic surgery patients, visit our dedicated hub. 
What we’re doing
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AHPRA NEWS

Catch up on the latest news​

Read about the newest developments in health practitioner regulation and find previous news releases from Ahpra and the National Boards.​
Read the news
Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Photo of dentist and patient smiling

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resources hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professions.

Photo of committee meeting

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

Photo of graphs and charts on paper

DATA AND STATISTICS

Our performance data

Ahpra believes in the importance of publicly reporting our data. We publish quarterly performance reports for each state and territory.

Ahpra health practitioner shared code of conduct

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Shared code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions.

Complaints checklist

RESOURCES

Checklist

A new resource to help practitioners resolve feedback or complaints made directly to them.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Independent review of podiatric surgeons

Read the final report and 14 recommendations made to the Podiatry Board of Australia to improve the regulation of podiatric surgeons.

Read the report
carousel image
PUBLIC SAFETY

Safer cosmetic surgery

We're committed to making cosmetic surgery safer. If you have had a bad experience with cosmetic surgery, please call our Cosmetic Surgery Hotline, 1300 361 041. For all the latest developments plus information for cosmetic surgery patients, visit our dedicated hub. 
What we’re doing
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
What we’re doing
Man talking into telephone headset

PUBLIC SAFETY

Cosmetic surgery hotline

Have you had a bad experience with cosmetic surgery? Or do you know of somebody who is practising cosmetic surgery unsafely? Call us on 1300 361 041.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up a health practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Photo of committee meeting

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Ahpra health practitioner shared code of conduct

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Shared code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions.

Graphic of greetings in different languages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

carousel image
PUBLIC SAFETY

Independent review of podiatric surgeons

Read the final report and 14 recommendations made to the Podiatry Board of Australia to improve the regulation of podiatric surgeons.

Read the report
carousel image
PUBLIC SAFETY

Safer cosmetic surgery

We're committed to making cosmetic surgery safer. If you have had a bad experience with cosmetic surgery, please call our Cosmetic Surgery Hotline, 1300 361 041. For all the latest developments plus information for cosmetic surgery patients, visit our dedicated hub. 
What we’re doing
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AHPRA NEWS

Catch up on the latest news​

Read about the newest developments in health practitioner regulation and find previous news releases from Ahpra and the National Boards.​
Read the news
Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as a health practitioner in Australia.

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

Ahpra health practitioner shared code of conduct

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Shared code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions.

carousel image
REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources
carousel image
AHPRA NEWS

Catch up on the latest news​

Read about the newest developments in health practitioner regulation and find previous news releases from Ahpra and the National Boards.​
Read the news