Board member recruitment


National Board vacancies

National Board appointments are made by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council), under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the National Law), as in force in each state and territory.

Vacancies on National Boards are published on this web page. Interested people are invited to apply.

For further information, or to receive notice of advertised vacancies, please contact Statutory Appointments.


National Board  Vacancy  Open date  Closing date  Status 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia 
  • Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
  • Chiropractic Board of Australia
  • Dental Board of Australia
  • Medical Board of Australia
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Optometry Board of Australia
  • Osteopathy Board of Australia
  • Pharmacy Board of Australia
  • Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Podiatry Board of Australia
  • Psychology Board of Australia

Practitioner

Call for applications for practitioner member from Queensland on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board

Call for applications for practitioner member from Australian Capital Territory on the Chinese Medicine Board

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Chiropractic Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Dental Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Medical Board of Australia

Call for applications for community members on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Call for applications for community members on the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Optometry Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Osteopathy Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Pharmacy Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Podiatry Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Psychology Board of Australia

12 January 2018 Extended to Friday 09 March 2018 5pm AEST Shortlisting process is finalised and advice is now with governments. We anticipate that the Ministerial Council will announce appointments by September 2018.

State, territory and regional board vacancies

The National Law provides for a National Board to establish state and territory boards to exercise its functions in the jurisdiction in a way that provides an effective and timely local response to health practitioners and other persons in the jurisdiction.

Some National Boards have state or territory boards in each jurisdiction; some have state boards and multi-jurisdictional regional boards; and others do not have state or territory boards.

These boards make individual registration and notification decisions, based on national policies and standards set by the relevant National Board. The National Board delegates the necessary powers to the state and territory boards.

When a vacancy is identified, AHPRA invites interested people to apply and details are published on this website.

State, Territory or Region National Board Vacancy Open date Closing date Status 
Queensland Psychology Board of Australia Call for applications for appointment to the Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia  28 July 2018 5.00pm (AEST), 24 August 2018  Open
Australian Capital Territory Medical Board of Australia Call for applications for appointment to the Australian Capital Territory Board of the Medical Board of Australia 28 July 2018  5.00pm (AEST), 24 August 2018 Open 
 
 
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