Medical Board of Australia
Medical Board of Australia


In December 2012, the Board started a conversation about revalidation and has since consulted with the profession and the community.

The Board is considering how best to ensure medical practitioners maintain and enhance their professional skills and knowledge and remain fit to practise medicine. It is seeking expert advice, as well as feedback from the profession and the community, about the best way to do this in a way that is practical, effective and tailored to the Australian healthcare environment.

Consultation is an important part of the Board’s engagement with members of the medical profession, members of the public and other stakeholders. The feedback provided via consultation is greatly valued, and informs the Board’s development of important documents.

Between August and November 2016, the Board consulted with the profession and the community about the options for revalidation in Australia as proposed by the Board’s Expert Advisory Group (EAG).

The Board consulted in the following ways:

  • Stakeholder forums and meetings
  • Written submissions
  • Online discussion forum
  • A short survey

The consultation papers and responses can be viewed on the Past consultations page.

The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) and the Board are considering all the feedback received and the EAG will recommend actions to the Board in a final report due in mid-2017.

Page reviewed 3/05/2017