Regulating Australia’s nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia’s nurses and midwives are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.

Information for

  • All

  • Nurses

  • Midwives

  • Students

  • International applicants

  • Public

We support safe practice by publishing standards, guidelines, updates and other resources for nurses and midwives, employers, students and the public.

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CONSULTATION

Have your say on the regulation of nurse practitioners

24 Jan 2024 We need your feedback on the revised Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner and Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners.
Go to consultation
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Consultation on non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Have your say on three draft guidelines for registered health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures. 
Read the consultation
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Safety and quality guidelines now in effect

The updated Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives are now in effect.

Read the guidelines
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REGISTRATION

Graduate registration is now open

If you’re completing an approved course in the next three months, you can apply for registration now.
Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

Midwifery Futures

NMBA, Burnet Institute and colleagues partner to deliver a comprehensive review into the midwifery workforce.

Ahpra registration and submission forms

REGISTRATION

Continuing professional development (CPD)

What is CPD and why do you need to complete it?

Ahpra registration checklist

REGISTRATION

Audit requirements

Audits ensure nurses and midwives are meeting their mandatory registration standards.

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REGISTRATION

Thinking about returning to practice?

Information for nurses and midwives on the requirements for re-entry to practice.

Ahpra registration audit requirements

PUBLIC SAFETY

Working as a nurse in the cosmetic industry

The NMBA released a position statement on nurses and cosmetic medical procedures.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as a nurse or midwife – or both!

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GET INVOLVED

Join the NMBA

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation? 

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner look-up

Look up a nurse or midwife to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

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CONSULTATION

Have your say on the regulation of nurse practitioners

24 Jan 2024 We need your feedback on the revised Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner and Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners.
Go to consultation
carousel image

Consultation on non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Have your say on three draft guidelines for registered health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures. 
Read the consultation
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REGISTRATION

Assessment of overseas qualified nurses

If you are an internationally qualified nurse (IQN) who wishes to register in Australia, you will need to complete the self-check before applying for registration.
Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
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REGISTRATION

Code of conduct for nurses

Being a nurse means something. Learn more about your Code of conduct as a nurse practising in Australia.

Ahpra registration audit requirements

ENDORSEMENTS

Nurse practitioner endorsement

Find out what is required to become a nurse practitioner in Australia. 

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REGISTRATION

Thinking about returning to practice?

Information for nurses on the requirements for re-entry to practice. 

Photo of board of board members

GET INVOLVED

Join the NMBA

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation? 

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Ahpra registration and submission forms

REGISTRATION

Forms

Access application forms, templates and guidelines for registration and endorsements.

Ahpra registration audit requirements

PUBLIC SAFETY

Working as a nurse in the cosmetic industry

The NMBA released a position statement on nurses and cosmetic medical procedures.

carousel image

Consultation on non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Have your say on three draft guidelines for registered health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures. 
Read the consultation
carousel image

Safety and quality guidelines now in effect

The updated Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives are now in effect.

Read the guidelines
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REGISTRATION

Assessment of overseas qualified midwives

If you are an internationally qualified nurse or midwife (IQNM) who wishes to register in Australia, you will need to complete the self-check before applying for registration.
Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

Midwifery Futures

NMBA, Burnet Institute and colleagues partner to deliver a comprehensive review into the midwifery workforce.

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REGISTRATION

Code of conduct for midwives

Being a midwife means something. Learn more about your Code of conduct as a midwife practising in Australia.

Ahpra registration checklist

ENDORSEMENTS

Scheduled medicines

Find out what is required for midwives looking to get the Endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives

Photo of two midwives

REGISTRATION

Thinking about returning to practice?

Information for midwives on the requirements for re-entry to practice

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Photo of board of board members

GET INVOLVED

Join the NMBA

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation? 

Ahpra registration and submission forms

REGISTRATION

Forms

Access application forms, templates and guidelines for registration and endorsements.

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CONSULTATION

Have your say on the regulation of nurse practitioners

24 Jan 2024 We need your feedback on the revised Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner and Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners.
Go to consultation
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RESOURCES

New scope of practice fact sheet published

The NMBA has recently published a fact sheet defining the scope of practice for nurses and midwives for employers.
Read more
Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as a nurse or midwife – or both!

NMBA Midwifery Futures image

BOARD NEWS

Midwifery Futures

NMBA, Burnet Institute and colleagues partner to deliver a comprehensive review into the midwifery workforce.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Photo of two nurses

REGISTRATION

Code of conduct for nurses

Being a nurse means something. Learn more about your Code of conduct as a nurse practising in Australia.

Photo of midwife with patient

REGISTRATION

Code of conduct for midwives

Being a midwife means something. Learn more about your Code of conduct as a midwife practising in Australia.

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REGISTRATION

Assessment of overseas qualified nurses

If you are an internationally qualified nurse (IQN) who wishes to register in Australia, you will need to complete the self-check before applying for registration.
Learn more
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REGISTRATION

Assessment of overseas qualified midwives

If you are an internationally qualified nurse or midwife (IQNM) who wishes to register in Australia, you will need to complete the self-check before applying for registration.
Learn more
Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as a nurse or midwife – or both!

REGISTRATION

Internationally qualified nurses and midwives

Guidance for overseas-qualified nurses and midwives looking to get registered in Australia.

REGISTRATION

Complete a self-check

Want to get registered in Australia as a nurse or midwife? You’ll need to complete the self-check before applying for registration.

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CONSULTATION

Have your say on the regulation of nurse practitioners

24 Jan 2024 We need your feedback on the revised Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner and Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners.
Go to consultation
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What do nurses and midwives do?

Understand the different roles and capabilities of enrolled nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives.
Read the fact sheet
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
What we’re doing
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BOARD NEWS

Midwifery Futures

NMBA, Burnet Institute and colleagues partner to deliver a comprehensive review into the midwifery workforce.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner look-up

Look up a nurse or midwife to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as a nurse or midwife – or both!

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Graphic of greetings in different languages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

Photo of board of board members

GET INVOLVED

Join the NMBA

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?