Osteopaths must be registered with the Board and meet the Osteopathy Board of Australia's registration standards in order to practise in Australia.
Registering as an osteopath in Australia
The osteopathy registration types are:
- general registration
- limited registration
- provisional registration
- non-practising registration
- student registration
Information on the registration process is available on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website.
Endorsement of registration identifies practitioners with additional qualifications and specific expertise. The endorsement for osteopathy is:
For more information on registration of overseas practitioners, please go to the overseas qualified osteopaths page.
The registration renewal date for the osteopathy profession is 30 November - the annual renewal date for the profession under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
Osteopaths can check their details and registration expiry date on the National Registers of Practitioners.
You will be sent a reminder when your registration is due. Look out for this as confirmation that you can renew online. See Fees for cost of annual renewal.
See FAQ and Fact Sheets for information on renewal. To renew your registration, go to the AHPRA login page.