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Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia registration fee frozen for 2021-22

14 Sep 2021

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has announced the national registration fee for nurses and midwives for 2021-22.

The NMBA has frozen the registration fee for nurses and midwives at $180.

The fee for nurses and midwives whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is also $1801.

A full fee schedule, including for NSW, is published on the NMBA’s website.

The NMBA’s work to set and maintain the standards of the professions and support nurses and midwives to practise safely is funded by fees and the Board receives no ongoing government funding.

The NMBA is committed to keeping fees as low as possible, while meeting its regulatory obligations to protect the public. More information about the Board’s work and the costs of regulation are available in the National Scheme’s Annual Reports.

Response to COVID-19 and consideration of financial hardship

The NMBA acknowledges that this continues to be a challenging time for nurses and midwives and sincerely thanks the professions for their vital roles in keeping the community safe and healthy.

Professional support is available on the Ahpra Responding to COVID-19 page or the NMBA COVID guidance for nurses and midwives page.

The NMBA and Ahpra recognise the effect that lockdowns and other COVID restrictions may have had on nurses’ and midwives’ practice. The NMBA has put in place a registration and renewal fee payment plan for nurses and midwives who are experiencing financial hardship. To read more about the payment plan, see the consideration of financial hardship page.

What do registration fees fund?

Registration fees fund the work of National Boards in partnership with Ahpra to keep the public safe by:

  • supporting national registration to enable a flexible and mobile workforce, while ensuring only qualified and competent health practitioners can practice in Australia
  • developing evidence-based and practice-tested standards, codes and guidelines to support practitioners
  • investigating concerns raised about registered health practitioners, and
  • accreditation of programs of study that lead to registration and endorsement.

For more information

1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.

Page reviewed 14/09/2021