19 Sep 2019
Paramedics, get ready to renew your registration!
Almost 18,000 paramedics along with over 240,000 other registered allied health practitioners will be invited to renew their registration before 30 November 2019.
Paramedics joined Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme on 1 December 2018. The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law) requires all registered health practitioners to renew their registration annually.
The Paramedicine Board of Australia’s (the Board) role under the National Law is to ensure that registered paramedics have the knowledge, skills and experience to provide safe and competent care to the public. The titles ‘paramedic’ and ‘paramedicine’ are protected by law and only people registered with the Board are able to call themselves a paramedic.
Renewing your registration online is quick and easy. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will start sending out information on renewal in October. Look out for AHPRA’s email reminders to renew to confirm that online renewal is open.
Reminders will be emailed several times during the renewal period, so please make sure your contact details provided to AHPRA are up to date in your online services account.
A fees schedule is published on the Board’s website. Those who renew on or before 30 November 2019 will be charged the standard annual renewal fees. Renewal applications received in December will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee.
If your application for general registration is received on time or during the following one-month late period, you can continue practising while your application is processed.
Paramedics who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2019 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the online register of practitioners and will not be able to practise their profession in Australia.
If your registration lapses and you wish to resume practising, you may be able to submit a fast-track application for registration in January. After this period you will need to apply for registration again. If submitting an application, you cannot practise until your application is processed and your registration details are updated on the national register.
Visit the Registration renewal page on the Board’s website for more information, including the Registration renewal guide.