Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) began on 1 July 2010. The scheme is governed by nationally consistent legislation, the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (the National Law). Under the National Law, the function of the Health Practitioner Boards is to protect the public. Specifically the nursing and midwifery professions are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
All nurses and midwives within Australia must be registered with the NMBA in order to practice. Under the National Scheme, registration renewal dates have been aligned across Australia. From 2012, the national registration renewal date for the nursing and midwifery professions is 31 May of each year.
Renew your registration online. Please follow the links below for all information relating to nursing and midwifery (including student) registration.
National Audit Tool
Are you ready if the NMBA randomly selects you to be audited against the mandatory registration standards? To assist our members, the ANMF, in conjunction with our State and Territory Branches, has developed the Audit Evidence Tool for Nurses and Midwives. This tool uses a simple check list process to enable you to compile the evidence you’ll be required to give the NMBA to demonstrate you’re meeting the registration standards on: recency of practice, continuing professional development, professional indemnity insurance, and criminal history. Be prepared!
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the independent authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the nursing and midwifery professions.
The ANMAC is also an authorised assessing authority for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and undertakes skills assessments of internationally qualified nurses and midwives seeking permanent migration in Australia. For more information, visit our page on International nurses where you can contact us for further information and assistance.