20 Sep 2023
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) have announced a freeze in the annual registration fee for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice profession for 2023/24.
The registration fee will be frozen at $154 from 20 September. This will cover the registration period from 1 December 2023 to 30 November 2024.
‘Practitioners are not immune to the current economic challenges. The Board recognises this and has worked to keep fees as low as possible while ensuring we can perform our vital role to keep the public safe,’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board Chair Renee Owen said.
Registration fees fund the work of the National Boards and Ahpra to keep the public safe by:
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is self-funded with each Board responsible for meeting the full costs of regulating their profession.
The fees for each National Board must also reflect the risk and complexity of the individual professions, as well as the resources needed to address them. The National Boards work closely with Ahpra to keep fees as low as possible while continuing to meet regulatory obligations and the expectations of the public and practitioners. The National Boards and Ahpra receive no government funding.