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Medical practitioners who have previously held general registration in Australia

General registration may be granted to medical practitioners who have previously held general registration in Australia.

How to apply for registration

Medical practitioners with current non-practising registration have fewer documentary evidence requirements. For more information see the application form AGNP-30 accessible on the forms page.

If you do not hold non-practising registration, use the application form AGEN-30 accessible on the forms page.

Requirements for general registration

Mandatory registration standards You must meet the requirements of the registration standards for:
  • English language skills
  • recency of practice
  • professional indemnity insurance
Proof of identity Provide evidence of proof of identity in accordance with the Board's and AHPRA’s proof of identity policy as revised from time to time
Medical qualifications Provide evidence of having been awarded a primary degree in medicine and surgery
Medical internship or comparable Provide evidence of completion of a medical internship or comparable.
Registration history Provide details of registration history outside of Australia. If you previously had, or currently have registration as a health practitioner in a country outside of Australia, you are also required to arrange certificates of good standing/registration status (or equivalent type of certificate) from each registration authority that you have been registered with in the past 10 years. The certificates should be supplied directly to the Board from the relevant registration authority, unless the relevant authority confirms it is not able to issue a certificate directly to the Board.
Curriculum vitae Provide a curriculum vitae that meets the standard format that has been approved by the Board.
Criminal history check Complete a criminal history check in accordance with guidance issued from time to time by the Board or AHPRA
Fees Pay the required fee(s).

Documents supporting your application

If you have previously been, or are currently registered in a health profession in Australia under the National Scheme and have therefore provided information to a Board previously, some of the documentation requirements for registration may be waived. In most cases, the application forms indicate whether a requirement or document is waived.

All documents submitted to support an application for registration must comply with our requirements for certifying and translating documents.

You may be required to submit additional information in support of your application to help the Board determine whether you are suitable for general registration.

Page reviewed 27/08/2018