14 Sep 2021
The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for paramedics for 2021-22.
The Board has reduced the registration fee for paramedics to $270.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is $2701.
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 reduce the fee by 4.25% for the 2021/22 period ensures the Board has sufficient income to allow it to carry out its duties and protect the public.
Professor Stephen Gough, Board Chair said: ‘The Board is pleased to be able to reduce fees this year. The fees set for paramedics reflect the costs involved in the efficient and effective registration of paramedics and completing the implementation of ongoing effective and sustainable regulation of the paramedicine profession. Over time the Board will be working to identify future opportunities to further reduce fees, whilst still ensuring the protection the public is maintained through the regulatory arrangements.’
The Board acknowledges that this continues to be a challenging time for health practitioners and sincerely thanks practitioners for their important role in keeping the community safe and healthy.
The Board and Ahpra recognise the effect that the COVID19 lockdowns may have had on practitioner’s practise. The Board has put in place a registration and renewal fee payment plan for any practitioners who are experiencing financial hardship. To read more about the payment plan, see the consideration of financial hardship page.
Practitioner registration fees fund the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and support the Board’s continuing efforts to support and develop a safe and mobile Australian workforce for registered health practitioners and the public.
Registration fees also allow the Board to facilitate the provision of high-quality education and training for practitioners.
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.