Registration renewal

Response to COVID-19  

The Board and Ahpra are working with government, health services and others to support the registered health workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit the Ahpra website for the latest COVID-19 updates.

Important update on CPD requirements

The Board expects you to make reasonable efforts to complete your required CPD. However, we understand that some practitioners may have had trouble fully meeting CPD, particularly any face to face requirements, due to the impacts of COVID-19.

The Board will not take action if you have not been able to complete CPD for the 2020 – 21 registration period due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19 and you declare on your renewal application that you have not met the CPD Registration standard.

It’s important that you answer all questions honestly and accurately when completing your registration renewal and declare that you have not met the CPD requirements if that is the case. If you declare that you did not meet the CPD Registration standard the Board may request evidence in the future of what you have done to address any identified gaps in your CPD learning needs such as any interactive or face to face CPD requirements.

Given the importance of CPD and the increasing availability of flexible and COVID-safe CPD options, you will be expected to fully meet CPD requirements in future and when renewing in 2022.

Please see the registration renewal FAQs for more information.

The registration renewal date for paramedics with general or non-practising registration is 30 November. You can check your registration details and expiry date on the national registers of practitioners.

It is important that your contact details, including email, are current as you will be sent reminders when your registration is due to be renewed. Look for these reminders from Ahpra as confirmation that online renewal is open. After receiving your reminder, go to the Ahpra login page.

See fees for the cost of annual renewal, including the late payment fee for renewal applications received during December.

If you do not renew your registration by 31 December (end of the one-month late period), your registration will lapse on 1 January in accordance with the National Law, your name will be removed from the national register and you will not be able to practice as a paramedic in Australia.

If your registration lapses and you wish to resume practising, you may be able to submit a fast-track application for registration between 1 January –31 January. A fast-track application will be available via your online service account between 1 January - 31 January only. Log in to your account and select the ‘Fast Track Application’ button to apply if required.

If submitting a fast track application, you cannot practise until your application is processed and your registration details are updated on the national register.

Outside of this period you will need to apply for registration again.

For more information, read the registration renewal page on the Ahpra website.

Important registration renewal dates

  • 30 November: Expiry of your registration
  • 1 December: Start of late period (late payment fee plus registration renewal fee)
  • 1 January: Registration lapses (your name is removed from the national register)
Page reviewed 1/10/2021