Regulating Australia’s osteopaths

The Osteopathy Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia's osteopaths are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.

Information for

  • All

  • Osteopaths

  • Public

  • Students

  • International applicants

The Osteopathy Board of Australia supports safe practice by publishing regulatory standards, codes and guidelines, updates and other resources for osteopaths, employers, students and the public.
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BOARD NEWS

2022/23 annual report out now

Read about the work of the Osteopathy Board of Australia in 2022/23.
Read the 2022/23 annual summary
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
What we’re doing
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REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Professional Indemnity Insurance requirements

REGISTRATION STANDARDS

Professional indemnity insurance

Is your cover up to date? Familiarise yourself with the registration requirements for PII.

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LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

BOARD NEWS

Who are our stakeholders?

Keeping the public safe takes more than the efforts of one organisation. Find out more about the other regulators and stakeholders relevant to osteopaths.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your osteopath to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working toward a healthcare system free of racism.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as an osteopath.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including osteopaths.
Access resources
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REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources
carousel image
BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

BOARD NEWS

Who are our stakeholders?

Keeping the public safe takes more than the efforts of one organisation. Find out more about the other regulators and stakeholders relevant to osteopaths.

Professional Indemnity Insurance requirements

REGISTRATION STANDARDS

Professional indemnity insurance

Is your cover up to date? Familiarise yourself with the registration requirements for PII.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your osteopath to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working toward a healthcare system free of racism.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

carousel image
PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
What we’re doing
carousel image
BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your osteopath to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Graphic of greetings in different languages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working toward a healthcare system free of racism.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as an osteopath.

BOARD NEWS

Who are our stakeholders?

Keeping the public safe takes more than the efforts of one organisation. Find out more about the other regulators and stakeholders relevant to osteopaths.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including osteopaths.
Access resources

BOARD NEWS

Who are our stakeholders?

Keeping the public safe takes more than the efforts of one organisation. Find out more about the other regulators and stakeholders relevant to osteopaths.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as an osteopath.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working toward a healthcare system free of racism.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your osteopath to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

carousel image
REGISTRATION

International osteopaths

To work as an osteopath in Australia you must be registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia. Some overseas-trained osteopaths may need to meet specific requirements before being registered.
Learn more
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REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources