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Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia fees set for 2023/24

20 Sep 2023

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has announced its fees for 2023/24 midwives and nurses. 

People place their trust in nurses and midwives and the NMBA exists to make sure that the standards and practice of the profession/s meets that trust. The NMBA sets and maintains evidence-based, contemporary standards, develops codes and guidelines, takes action on behalf of patients, practitioners or managers who raise a concern about standards of care, and works with the professions to improve practice. 

The fee for general registration has been set at $185 and will apply from 20 September 2023 to the majority of nurses and midwives in the next registration renewal period, from 31 May 2024. Registrants who hold both nursing and midwifery registration will only need to pay one registration renewal fee.

The fee for nurses and midwives whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is also $185.

Registration fees fund the work of Ahpra and the NMBA to keep the public safe. We work to keep fees as low as possible while continuing to meet regulatory obligations and the expectations of the public and practitioners. The National Boards and Ahpra receive no government funding.

Nurses and midwives continue to pay one of the lowest registration fees of all the professions in the National Scheme. The NMBA were able to freeze the fees of nurses and midwives for the past three years. Including this years increase there has only been a total rise to the general registration fee by $10 since 2018.

Registration fees fund our work

Registration fees fund the work of the NMBA and Ahpra to keep the public safe by:

  • managing applications for registration
  • developing and maintaining professional standards that guide the professions and set expectations
  • investigating and managing concerns about nurses and midwives, including taking immediate action and referring matters to tribunals
  • criminal prosecutions for breaches in advertising and use of titles
  • accrediting programs of study that lead to registration and endorsement
  • funding the work of the Health Ombudsman in Queensland and the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman
  • fund policy work to support the development of the professions including recent commitments to undertake a comprehensive review of the midwifery workforce and working with CATSINaM to implement recommendations made in the GENKE II report
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Page reviewed 20/09/2023