19 Sep 2019
The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for paramedics for 2019/20.
The Board has increased the registration fee, limiting the increase to indexation of 2.5%, for paramedics to $282 but held the application fee for new applicants at $190.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is $2821.
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, is published on the Board’s website.
The Board’s decision to index the fee for the 2019/20 period recognises the need to provide sufficient income to carry out the duties and responsibilities associated with the regulation of the paramedicine profession in Australia as part of the National Registration Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
‘As the paramedicine profession is new to regulation and the actual costs associated with regulating the profession are uncertain, the Board has taken a conservative approach to setting the 2019/20 fees,’ Paramedicine Board Chair Associate Professor Stephen Gough ASM said.
The Board reviews its fees annually and is committed to keeping the fees as low as possible, while meeting its regulatory obligations to protect the health and safety of the public, by ensuring that only health practitioners who are suitably trained and qualified to practise in a competent and ethical manner are registered.
• Read the media release from AHPRA and National Boards on the AHPRA website.
• Visit the Paramedicine Board website.
• For online enquiries visit www.ahpra.gov.au/enquiry.
• For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9009 (overseas callers).
1 NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.