The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) is established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the National Law). The Board’s role is to regulate paramedics in Australia under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).

Members of the inaugural Board were appointed for three years by the COAG Health Council on 19 October 2017 and will now work with AHPRA to prepare the profession for regulation. This means that by participation day on 1 December 2018:

  • paramedics will be registered nationally for the first time in Australia 
  • the title ‘paramedic’ will be protected nationally, and 
  • paramedicine will be a registered health profession.

Functions of the Board

Until 1 December 2018, the functions of the Board will include:

  • developing and consulting on registration standards, codes and guidelines 
  • recognising qualifications for registration, and 
  • considering national accreditation arrangements for the profession.

The Board cannot receive or manage notifications (complaints) about paramedics until 1 December 2018.

Find out about the Board members.

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

The Board is supported by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). AHPRA has a national office based in Melbourne and offices in every state and territory.

Please read our FAQ for more detailed information on the National Scheme.

For information about the legislation governing the operations of the Paramedicine Board of Australia and matters relating to AHPRA, see AHPRA's Legislation and Publications pages.

Contact the Board

Postal address

Associate Professor Stephen Gough ASM, Chair
Paramedicine Board of Australia 
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001

If you have a query on the regulation of paramedicine, please contact the project team by email at Paramedicine.


Read communiqués from the Board.

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Please sign up to receive updates on our progress towards implementing the national regulation of paramedics.

You can also connect with AHPRA on social media to receive updates about your profession and participate in the discussion.

Page reviewed 12/10/2018