Paramedicine Board of Australia - Registration
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From 1 December 2018, paramedics must be registered with the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) and meet the Board's registration standards in order to practise in Australia.

Your registration will be recognised in all the states and territories of Australia, and your name will be included on a public register of practitioners, which is managed by AHPRA.

To be eligible for registration as a paramedic you must be both qualified and suitable for registration. 


To be qualified for registration as a paramedic you will need either:

  • an approved) or accepted paramedicine qualification, 
  • a paramedicine qualification that is substantially equivalent to an approved qualification or based on similar competencies 
  • a relevant paramedicine qualification and have successfully completed the paramedicine competency assessment required by the Board, or
  • have been previously registered as a paramedic in Australia under the National Law.

More information can be found on the Qualifications for registration page

Paramedics who have current registration to practice as a paramedic in New Zealand may apply for registration under the provisions of the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act.


To be deemed suitable for registration as a paramedic you must:

  • have no impairment that, when practising, would be a risk to the health and safety of the public 
  • have no criminal history that the Board deems as making you unsuitable for registration (see the Board's criminal history registration standard)
  • have no outstanding regulatory issues including disqualification cancellation or suspension as a health care practitioner in any jurisdiction 
  • have suitable English language skills as set out in the Board’s English language skills registration standard 
  • satisfy the Board’s recency of practise requirements as set out in the Recency of practise registration standard 
  • satisfy the requirements of all of the Board’s registration standards about suitability for registration, and 
  • be a fit an proper person and competent to practice safely. 

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Further information

Document name PDF Accessible version Document date
Fact sheet: What is a registered paramedic PDF (254KB) Word version (389KB,DOCX) 10 March 2022
Position statement: Becoming a registered paramedic PDF (203KB) Word version (388KB,DOCX) 26 November 2018
Page reviewed 30/03/2022