Medical Board of Australia - Have you renewed your medical registration?

Have you renewed your medical registration?

08 Oct 2010

Doctors who were due to renew their registration on 30 September 2010 and have not yet done so will lose their registration on 31 October if they do not act now.

Under the National Law, doctors have a one-month ‘grace period’ after their registration is due when they can still practise. However, under the National Law any practitioners whose registration was due on 30 September who do not renew by 31 October will be removed from the Register of Practitioners. The Board has no discretion to make exceptions.

To apply to register again, you must submit a new application and make a range of declarations of compliance with the Board’s registration standards. Processing a new application for registration can take some time and involves extra costs. It involves criminal history checks and external verification of qualifications and identity.

The Board has sent registration renewal notices to doctors with general, specialist, limited and non-practising registration in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, the ACT and the NT.

  • Most Queensland doctors renewed their registration with the Medical Board of Queensland by 30 June 2010 and are now registered until 30 June 2011.
  • Registration renewal for many doctors in NSW is linked to the practitioner’s birthdate and these renewal reminders are being sent out progressively as they are due.
  • Doctors in WA are renewing this year with the WA Medical Board until WA joins the national scheme on 18 October.

The Medical Board of Australia has waived the late fee for 2010.

For full details, see Registration Due Now (481 KB,PDF)

Page reviewed 8/10/2010