National Boards set fees for 2021-2022

14 Sep 2021

National Boards for the 16 regulated health professions and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) have announced annual registration fees for 2021–2022.

Registration fees fund the work of National Boards in partnership with Ahpra to keep the public safe by:

  • supporting national registration to ensure only qualified and competent health practitioners can practice in Australia
  • developing evidence-based and practice-tested standards, codes and guidelines
  • investigating concerns raised about registered health practitioners, and
  • accreditation of programs of study that lead to registration and endorsement.

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is designed to be self-funded through fees paid by practitioners and does not receive any ongoing government funding.

Ahpra Chief Executive Officer Martin Fletcher said that health practitioners continue to play a significant role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘We thank all health practitioners for their vital role in keeping the community safe and healthy

‘We also recognise the effect that the lockdowns may have had on practitioners’ practice. We have put in place a registration and renewal fee payment plan for any practitioners who are experiencing financial hardship,’ he said.

Information about consideration of financial hardship can be found on the Ahpra website.

In most cases, the annual fees cover the registration period from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022. The fees schedule for each profession is published on National Board websites. Any variation to the fees payable by NSW practitioners is announced by the Health Professional Council Authority (HPCA) in NSW and detailed in the published fee schedules on National Board websites.

The fees are:

  • The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice Board of Australia has frozen its registration fees for 2021–2022 at $154. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia has frozen its registration fees for 2021–2022 to $492. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Chiropractic Board of Australia has frozen its registration fees for 2021–2022 at $530. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Dental Board of Australia has set registration fees for 2021–2022 at $719 for dentists and specialists, $639 for dental prosthetists and $355 for dental hygienists and therapists. This limits the increase to indexation of 2.5%. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Medical Board of Australia has set registration fees for 2021–2022 at $835, limiting the increase to indexation at 3%. The annual renewal fee is effective from 22 August 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.
  • The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia has frozen its registration fees for 2021–2022 at $197. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has frozen its registration fees for 2021–2022 at $180. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2023.
  • The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia has set registration fees for 2021–2022 at $119, limiting the increase to indexation at 3%. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Optometry Board of Australia has set registration fees for 2021–2022 to $327 limiting the increase to indexation at 3%. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Osteopathy Board of Australia has set registration fees for 2021–2022 at $387 limiting the increase to indexation at 3%. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Paramedicine Board of Australia has reduced its registration fees for 2021–2022 to $270. This is a reduction on last year’s fee of 4.25%. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Pharmacy Board of Australia has set its annual renewal of general registration fee for 2021–2022 at $433, limiting the increase to indexation at 3.0%. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Physiotherapy Board of Australia has set its registration fees for 2021–2022 at $152, limiting the increase to indexation at 3%. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Podiatry Board of Australia has frozen its registration fee for 2021–2022 at $378. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
  • The Psychology Board of Australia has reduced its registration fee for 2021–2022 to $437. This is a reduction on last year’s fee of 10%. The annual renewal fee will apply from 14 September 2021 and for most practitioners covers the registration period of 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.

For more information

For online enquiries visit www.ahpra.gov.au/enquiry.

For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9285 3010 (overseas callers).

 
 
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