Online applications for registration as a nurse and/or midwife are available to:
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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.
Online application for renewal of registration opens six to eight weeks before your registration expires. AHPRA will send you a reminder when your registration is due. Look out for this 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 name will be removed from the national register of practitioners and your registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law.
If your registration lapsed at the start of July 2020 and you wish to keep practising you must make a new application for registration. In some cases, you can use the fast track application for this process. The fast track process is only available until 31 July 2020.
A fast track application fee is payable in addition to a registration fee. If submitting a fast track application, you cannot practise until your application is approved and your registration details are updated on the national register.
If you are not eligible to apply online, please use the appropriate form below. These forms are for Australian qualified nurses or midwives, or those that have previously held registration in Australia.
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 currently hold registration without an annual practising certificate with either the Midwifery Council of New Zealand or Nursing Council of New Zealand and are applying for registration in Australia under the provisions of the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act, you can apply online for non-practising registration.
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.
This form is to be used, upon request by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), to demonstrate English language competence where the applicant has provided incomplete or inaccurate information in their online application.
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 actual registration process.
To notify AHPRA about your concerns regarding a health practitioner, go to Complaints or concerns.