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Renewal deadline

Last chance for nurses and midwives due to renew registration by May 31.

Australia’s nurses and midwives who were due to renew registration by May 31 and have not done so have only days left to apply or their registration will lapse.

More than 203,000 of the 210,855 nurses and midwives throughout Australia who were due to renew their registration by the end of last month have applied to renew on time.

Those who didn’t apply to renew on time, and want to keep practising, have until June 30 to apply.
Under the National Law, health practitioners in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme have one month after their registration expiry to renew – or their registration will lapse.

“Neither AHPRA nor the National Board have any discretion about this so our advice is clear: renew online and on time,” AHPRA chief executive officer Martin Fletcher said.

Under the National Law, a practitioner whose application to renew registration has been received by AHPRA can continue to practise while AHPRA assesses their application. Practitioners can check that their application to renew has been received through the AHPRA website at www.ahpra.gov.au.

Health practitioners who do not renew registration by their expiry date, or within the following 30-day late period, can apply to AHPRA for a fast-track application for registration. However, they may not practise in the profession until a new registration is granted.

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