Registration renewal

Response to COVID-19  

The NMBA and Ahpra are working with government, health services and others to support the registered health workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Your registration fees go directly to regulating for safety in nursing and midwifery and keeping the public safe. 

Visit the Ahpra website for the latest COVID-19 updates or the NMBA website for COVID-19 guidance for nurses and midwives.

New question on exposure-prone procedures

From 2021, when you renew your registration you’ll be asked a question about whether you perform exposure-prone procedures (EPPs) and, if so, about complying with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) relevant guidelines (Australian national guidelines for the management of healthcare workers living with blood borne viruses and healthcare workers who perform exposure prone procedures at risk of exposure to blood borne viruses).

The renewal application form will include relevant definitions, information and links to resources to help you answer accurately.

More information, including guidance on which procedures are classified as EPPs, is available on the Australian Government Department of Health website. The NMBA has also published Guidelines: Registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses and the Fact sheet: Exposure prone procedures - registration and renewal declaration.

CPD requirements

The NMBA is aware that there are many CPD activities that are COVID-safe options and many CPD programs and providers have now adapted their programs to be COVID-safe. We encourage you to continue to do CPD that is relevant to your scope of practice and your current work environment.

Nurses and midwives are reminded that the following learning opportunities may also contribute to CPD hours:

We understand that some nurses and midwives may still have trouble meeting the CPD requirements due to the pandemic. You should answer all renewal questions honestly and accurately. The NMBA will not take action if a nurse or midwife declares that they could not meet their required CPD hours for the 2020-21 registration period.

However, CPD evidence may be requested for nurses and/or midwives who declare that they are unable to meet the Registration standard: Recency of practice.

Please refer to the Registration renewal fact sheet for more information

Declarations and disclosure requirements about withdrawn or restricted right to practise

This question only applies to a small number of nurses and midwives, who are given ‘rights’ to work at hospitals or other facilities, such as privately practising nurse practitioners or midwives who have admitting rights.

Please refer to the Fact sheet: Withdrawn or restricted right to practice for more information

Registration renewal

Watch this short video to learn how to renew your registration online.

Please note: Your user ID is a ten-digit number or your email address. As of 2019, paper certificates will no longer be issued when you renew your registration. Use the online portal if you need to print a copy.

As a nurse and/or midwife, you are due to renew your general or non-practising registration annually by 31 May under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

You can check your registration details and expiry date on the national register.

We will send you a reminder when your registration is due. Look out for this as confirmation that online renewal is open. After receiving your reminder, go to the AHPRA login page.

Remember to renew registration using your legal name - this is the name that appears on the national register. Make sure the contact details you give us, including your email address and mobile, are current.

See fees for cost of annual renewal, including the late payment fee for renewal applications received during June.

If you do not renew your registration by 31 May, or within the one month late period, your name will be removed from the national register and your registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law.

If you experience issues when trying to renew your registration online, please contact the Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495.

Important registration renewal dates:

31 May: Expiry of your registration 
1 June: Late payment fee plus registration renewal fee 
1 July: Registration lapses (your name is removed from the national register)

Page reviewed 3/05/2021