Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme began on 1 July 2010. The scheme is governed by nationally consistent legislation, the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (the National Law). Under the National Law, the function of the Health Practitioner Boards is to protect the public.

Specifically the nursing and midwifery professions are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

All nurses and midwives within Australia must be registered with the NMBA in order to practice. Under the National Scheme, registration renewal dates have been aligned across Australia. The national registration annual renewal date for the nursing and midwifery professions is 31 May.

Please contact the NMBA for all information relating to nursing and midwifery (including student) registration.