Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Registration & Endorsement

Nurses and midwives must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and meet the Board's registration standards, in order to practise in Australia.

Registration Transition

If you were registered with a State or Territory registration board as at 30 June 2010 you will have automatically transitioned to the new national registration and accreditation scheme. Your registration is now recognised in the States and Territories of Australia that have enacted the National Law.

  • See AHPRA FAQ for more information about the scheme.
  • See NMBA FAQ for more information.

Registration Types

The new nursing and midwifery registration types are:

  • general registration
  • limited registration
  • non-practising registration
  • student registration


Endorsement of registration identifies practitioners with additional qualifications and specific expertise. The endorsements for nursing and midwifery are:

  • scheduled medicines:
  • supply scheduled medicines (rural and isolated practice)
  • scheduled medicines for eligible midwives
  • nurse practitioner
  • eligible midwife

Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Registration

Enrolled nurses can now apply for registration as a registered nurse online. More information is available here.

Converting to new Registration types

The Nursing and Midwifery Registration Transition Plan shows how registration types in place in each State and Territory converted to the new registration types and endorsements under the National Law after 1 July 2010.

Page reviewed 15/08/2014