Renew registration before 1 July to remain on the registers for nurses and midwives

21 Jun 2019

Nurses and midwives who are yet to renew their registration must do so before 1 July 2019 to keep practising.

Nurses and midwives who do not renew before 1 July will have lapsed registration and their name will be removed from the national Register of Nurses and Midwives, meaning they can no longer practise.

Inclusion on the national register for nurses and midwives is proof to current and prospective employers of being registered to practise as a nurse or midwife. Registration keeps the public safe in the knowledge that nurses and midwives are qualified and competent to practise.

Nurses and midwives need to ensure they tick the ‘I’m not a robot box’ on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website when logging in to access online renewal. This additional step means you can have greater confidence in the security of our online services.

No more paper registration certificates

Last year nurses and midwives were informed that paper certificates will no longer be mailed after you renew your registration from this year. This further encourages the use of the online Register of Nurses and Midwives, which is updated daily.

The online register is the safest and most up-to-date way for nurses, midwives and employers to check their registration. If required, you will be able to print a certificate from the online portal in the registration renewal area of the website.

Renew today

Individuals whose registration lapses after 1 July will need to make a new application for registration. They will no longer appear on the national Register of Nurses and Midwives and will not be able to practise.

Renew online today – it’s a simple process.

For more information

  • Lodge an online enquiry form
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9275 9009 (overseas callers)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
 
 
Page reviewed 21/06/2019