05 Apr 2022
Nurses and midwives have until 31 May 2022 to renew their registration.
Nurses and midwives are encouraged to renew early to avoid delays during the busy renewal period. Late fees apply after 31 May 2022.
Look out for a renewal reminder email from Ahpra providing access to online renewal.
We know that many nurses and midwives continue to work in difficult circumstances due to the COVID pandemic. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) thanks you for your ongoing commitment to the professions and the community. We encourage nurses and midwives needing professional advice about their health to get in touch with Nurse & Midwife Support which is a free and confidential service available 24/7.
Read the renewal FAQs on the Ahpra website for helpful tips and more information on what you need to do to renew.
We cover common questions on professional indemnity insurance, recency of practice, continuing professional development, and what to do if you have a change in your criminal history or health impairments you need to tell us about. Remember you don’t need to tell us about well managed health conditions that do not affect your practice.
If it’s your first-time renewing, check out our tips to help you get it right.
We’ve moved to online only for both general and non-practising registration renewal. Over 99% of health practitioners already renew online, it’s the quickest and easiest way to renew.
Renewal fees can be paid by credit/debit card. If you do not have a credit/debit card you can purchase a pre-paid debit card from various retail outlets for a nominal fee. BPay is no longer available, as it can cause delays in renewing your registration.
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy aims to make patient safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples the norm. We strive to embed cultural safety in the ways we work within the National Scheme too.
From 2022, you’ll be asked if you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander when you renew your registration. This will help us continue to develop culturally safe ways of working.
The NMBA believes that most nurses and midwives will be meeting their CPD requirements through new learning related to COVID-19. However, we understand they may not have kept their usual CPD records and reflections.
You must answer all renewal questions honestly and accurately. If you believe you have met the CPD requirements, you can declare this at renewal even if you haven’t kept relevant records. The NMBA will not be auditing nurses and midwives against the CPD registration standard this year, although we may still take action against a nurse or midwife who makes false declarations at renewal.
The NMBA froze registration fees last year; this means your renewal fees are the same this year as last year. Registration fees go directly to regulating for safety in nursing and midwifery and keeping the public safe. Our regulatory work is entirely funded by registrant fees and we receive no ongoing government funding for this work.
Check your registration
The online register of practitioners is updated every day making it the safest way for practitioners, employers and the public to check registration status.