Osteopathy Board of Australia
Osteopathy Board of Australia


Osteopaths must be registered with the Board and meet the Osteopathy Board of Australia's registration standards in order to practice in Australia.

Registration Transition

If you were registered with a State or Territory registration board as at 30 June 2010 you will have automatically transitioned to the new national registration and accreditation scheme. Your registration is now recognised in the States and Territories of Australia that have enacted the National Law.

See AHPRA FAQ for more information about the scheme.

Registration Types

The new osteopathy registration types are:

  • general registration
  • non-practising registration
  • student registration


Endorsement of registration identifies practitioners with additional qualifications and specific expertise. The endorsement for osteopathy is:

  • acupuncture

Converting to new Registration types

The Osteopathy Registration Transition Plan shows how registration types in place in each State and Territory converted to the new registration types and endorsements under the National Law after 1 July 2010.

Registration Renewal

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 who renewed their registration by 30 June 2011 were given valid registration for five months and must renew again.

The registration renewal cycle for all osteopaths in Australia is now aligned and annual registration due each year by 30 November.

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.


Page reviewed 13/02/2013