Regulating Australia’s medical practitioners

The Medical Board of Australia’s purpose is to ensure that Australia's medical practitioners are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.

Information for

  • All

  • Practitioners

  • Public

  • Students

  • International applicants​

The Medical Board of Australia supports safe practice by publishing regulatory standards, codes, guidelines, updates and other resources for doctors, employers, students and the public.
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Consultation on non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Have your say on three draft guidelines for registered health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures. 
Read the consultation
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REGISTRATION STANDARDS

Changes to CPD are here

From 2023 there are new requirements for continuing professional development to support quality lifelong learning for doctors.​
Learn more
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DATA AND STATISTICS

2023 Medical Training Survey results - now available

Read about the quality of medical training in Australia in 2023.
View the 2023 Medical Training Survey results
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
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REGISTRATION

Graduate registration is now open

If you’re completing an approved course in the next three months, you can apply for registration now.

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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting doctors to practise safely

The framework includes changes to CPD and supporting safe practice of late-career doctors.

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EDUCATION

Medical students - prepare for your role as a doctor

Free educational resources on regulation and professionalism.

Doctor with patient

REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?​

What you need to know to prepare for registration and what international medical graduates can expect when they are registered.

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CODES AND GUIDELINES

Guidance for medical practitioners

The Medical Board of Australia has codes and guidelines to guide the profession.

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CODES AND GUIDELINES

Guidance for advertising

Helping medical practitioners understand their obligations when advertising health services, including the laws that apply.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Health practitioner at work

REGISTRATION

What is required to register and remain registered?

Find out the obligations medical practitioners must meet to achieve and maintain registration.

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NOTIFICATIONS

Learn more about mandatory notifications

Registered medical practitioners are required to make a mandatory notification in certain circumstances. 

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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Independent health services for doctors and students

The Medical Board funds independent health services for doctors and students. See the details for your area.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

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REGISTRATION STANDARDS

Changes to CPD are here

From 2023 there are new requirements for continuing professional development to support quality lifelong learning for doctors.​
Learn more
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Safer cosmetic surgery

We're committed to making cosmetic surgery safer. For all the latest developments plus information for cosmetic surgery patients, visit our dedicated hub. Please call our Cosmetic Surgery Hotline, 1300 361 041 if you have had a bad experience with cosmetic surgery.
What we’re doing
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DATA AND STATISTICS

2023 Medical Training Survey results - now available

Read about the quality of medical training in Australia in 2023.
View the 2023 Medical Training Survey results
carousel image
BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Text: Building a professional performance framework

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting doctors to practise safely

The framework includes changes to CPD and supporting safe practice of late-career doctors.

Doctor with patient

REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?​

What you need to know to prepare for registration and what international medical graduates can expect when they are registered.

Photo of 2 medical practioners in an operation theater

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Guidance for medical practitioners

The Medical Board of Australia has codes and guidelines to guide the profession.

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Guidance for advertising

Helping medical practitioners understand their obligations when advertising health services, including the laws that apply.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Health practitioner at work

REGISTRATION

What is required to register and remain registered?

Find out the obligations medical practitioners must meet to achieve and maintain registration.

Mandatory notification graphic

NOTIFICATIONS

Learn more about mandatory notifications

Registered medical practitioners are required to make a mandatory notification in certain circumstances. 

Concerned woman on phone

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Independent health services for doctors and students

The Medical Board funds independent health services for doctors and students. See the details for your area.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Look up your doctor

Look up your medical practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

carousel image
PUBLIC SAFETY

Safer cosmetic surgery

We're committed to making cosmetic surgery safer. For all the latest developments plus information for cosmetic surgery patients, visit our dedicated hub. Please call our Cosmetic Surgery Hotline, 1300 361 041 if you have had a bad experience with cosmetic surgery.
What we’re doing
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
What we’re doing
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DATA AND STATISTICS

2023 Medical Training Survey results - now available

Read about the quality of medical training in Australia in 2023.
View the 2023 Medical Training Survey results
carousel image
BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Look up your doctor

Look up your medical practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Guidance for advertising

Helping medical practitioners understand their obligations when advertising health services, including the laws that apply.

carousel image
EDUCATION

Educational resources for medical students

Check out our resources on Regulation and Professionalism for medical students in Australia.
Learn more
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Safer cosmetic surgery

We're committed to making cosmetic surgery safer. For all the latest developments plus information for cosmetic surgery patients, visit our dedicated hub. Please call our Cosmetic Surgery Hotline, 1300 361 041 if you have had a bad experience with cosmetic surgery.
What we’re doing
carousel image
DATA AND STATISTICS

2023 Medical Training Survey results - now available

Read about the quality of medical training in Australia in 2023.
View the 2023 Medical Training Survey results
Three student sitting outside talking

EDUCATION

Medical students - prepare for your role as a doctor

Free educational resources on regulation and professionalism.

Text: Building a professional performance framework

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting doctors to practise safely

The framework includes changes to CPD and supporting safe practice of late-career doctors.

Photo of 2 medical practioners in an operation theater

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Guidance for medical practitioners

The Medical Board of Australia has codes and guidelines to guide the profession.

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Guidance for advertising

Helping medical practitioners understand their obligations when advertising health services, including the laws that apply.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Health practitioner at work

REGISTRATION

What is required to register and remain registered?

Find out the obligations medical practitioners must meet to achieve and maintain registration.

Mandatory notification graphic

NOTIFICATIONS

Learn more about mandatory notifications

Registered medical practitioners are required to make a mandatory notification in certain circumstances. 

Concerned woman on phone

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Independent health services for doctors and students

The Medical Board funds independent health services for doctors and students. See the details for your area.