Making cosmetic surgery in Australia safer

Ahpra is committed to making cosmetic surgery safer. We encourage patients and practitioners to report unsafe practice and we want to give people the tools to make safer cosmetic surgery choices.

Call our Cosmetic Surgery Hotline

Our Cosmetic Surgery Hotline, 1300 361 041, is where patients can tell us about their bad experiences. A specialised team is here to listen Monday to Friday 9am–5pm AEST. Concerns can be lodged confidentially so the practitioner will not know the name of the person who complained. You can also submit a concern online.

Don’t let what happened to you happen to someone else. Report your bad cosmetic surgery experience and help protect others.

Information for practitioners

Find out what you need to know about practice guidelines and your advertising obligations on our practitioner information page.

Information for the public

Are you thinking of having cosmetic surgery? Have you had a bad experience and want to know if you can report it?

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Effective now: new practice and advertising changes

Doctors who perform cosmetic surgery and doctors who advertise cosmetic surgery must adhere to new guidelines.
Read about the changes
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Non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Keep up to date with the latest information for non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

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What to do if surgery goes wrong

Find out where you can report a bad experience with cosmetic surgery.

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Practitioners can help make cosmetic surgery safer

What you need to do – follow the new practice and advertising guidelines.

Ahpra registration checklist


Establishing an endorsement for cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery reform is underway, which will establish higher professional standards.

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What to ask before a cosmetic procedure

Advice about how to choose a qualified practitioner, what to expect in your appointments and the questions you should ask about safety.


Independent review of cosmetic surgery

The final report from the Independent review of the regulation of medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery was published in September 2022.