Online applications for initial registration as a nurse and/or midwife are available to:
Start online application
Continue online application
Renewal of general and non-practising registration is only online.
Log into online service from the Ahpra registration renewal page or via the email reminders Ahpra sends out six to eight weeks before your registration is due. Look out for the email reminders as confirmation that online renewal is open.
If you do not renew your general or non-practising registration by 31 May each year, or within the following one month late period, your registration will lapse and your name will be removed from the national register of practitioners.
If you are currently registered as an enrolled nurse and are due to complete or have completed an Australian-approved program of study that will qualify you for registration as a registered nurse or midwife, you can apply for registration online via our online services portal.
In response to COVID-19, applicants and registrants can now send applications, forms and supporting documents to Ahpra online instead of sending us these documents via hardcopy mail. See Online Upload.
For all other registration types please use the following downloadable forms for the nursing and midwifery professions.
Nurses and midwives registered under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (TTMR) Act with conditions on their registration may be required to complete a competence assessment plan. Both documents below must be submitted to the NMBA for consideration.
If you are an internationally qualified nurse or midwife seeking general registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and have not completed an NMBA-approved bridging program or not currently registered and licensed to practice as a nurse or midwife in New Zealand, please visit Internationally qualified nurses and midwives for information on how to progress to general registration.
If you are an internationally qualified nurse or midwife seeking general registration with the NMBA after successfully completing an NMBA-approved bridging program, please apply using the following form:
If you currently hold general registration, you can apply for non-practising registration using online services. Log in to your account to apply.
If you don't currently hold general registration, you can apply for non-practising registration by using the ANPC-40 form:
If you believe that publishing information about you on the public register would pose a serious risk to your health or safety, you can apply to exclude information about you from the public register. Please use the form below.
If you provide incomplete or inaccurate information about your English language competence in your online application, Ahpra will request you provide more information using the form below.
To access the application form to transfer a NCLEX-RN score, see Examination: Information for registered nurses.
Information about supporting documents required for registration is provided below.
See Common Application Forms for a complete list of forms that are not specific to the registration process.
To notify Ahpra about your concerns regarding a health practitioner, go to Complaints or concerns.