15 Sep 2017
Registration fees have now been published for 2017/2018 including eight professions for which fees have been frozen.
There has been no increase in fees for the Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Medical Radiation Practice, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Podiatry Boards.
The Dental, Medical, Pharmacy and Psychology Boards have fee increases limited to indexation of up to 3%.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia fees have increased by $5.00, having frozen the fee for the past three years. This is a 3.3% increase ($150 to $155).
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has an increase in its fees by $30.
The National Boards regulate the fourteen registered health professions under the National Law.
Regulation of health practitioners in Australia is funded by fees paid by registered health practitioners for each profession. The National Boards work in partnership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to keep the public safe.
AHPRA Chief Executive Officer, Martin Fletcher, said the fees reflect the shared commitment of National Boards and AHPRA to prudent financial management.
‘The National Boards and AHPRA have set fees that allow us to carry out our regulatory responsibilities in the most efficient and effective ways possible,’ Mr Fletcher said.
‘Through our work we aim to support the continued development of a safe and mobile registered workforce accessible to the whole Australian community.’
In most cases, the annual fees will apply from 15 September 2017. The fees schedule for each profession will be published on National Board websites, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales. Any variation to the fees payable by NSW practitioners will be announced by the Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) in NSW and detailed in the published fee schedule.
The fees set by each National Board vary to reflect the cost of regulating each profession under the National Law, as follows: