Medical Board of Australia - About
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Role of the Board

The Medical Board of Australia:

  • registers medical practitioners and medical students 
  • develops standards, codes and guidelines for the medical profession 
  • investigates notifications and complaints about medical practitioners 
  • where necessary, conducts panel hearings and refers serious matters to Tribunal hearings 
  • assesses international medical graduates who wish to practise in Australia, and 
  • approves accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.

Read about our work in monthly newsletters.

State and territory boards and committees

The Medical Board of Australia (National Board) is supported by boards in each state and territory. They have the delegated powers to make individual registration and notification (complaints) decisions, based on the national policies and standards set by the National Board.

Each state and territory board also has a number of committees to deal with certain decisions. For example, a registration committee, health committee, immediate action committee and notifications committee.

Find out about Board members.

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

The Board is supported by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). AHPRA has a national office based in Melbourne and offices in every state and territory to support local boards and committees.

For information about the legislation governing the operations of the Medical Board of Australia and matters relating to AHPRA, see AHPRA's Legislation and Publications pages.  

Contact the Board

Postal address:

Medical Board of Australia
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001

You can use the online enquiry form to contact the Board.

Page reviewed 5/10/2018