Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) began on 1 July 2010. The scheme is governed by nationally consistent legislation, the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (the National Law). Under the National Law, the function of the Health Practitioner Boards is to protect the public. Specifically the nursing and midwifery professions are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
All nurses and midwives within Australia must be registered with the NMBA in order to practice. Under the National Scheme, registration renewal dates have been aligned across Australia. From 2012, the national registration renewal date for the nursing and midwifery professions is 31 May of each year.
Renew your registration online. Please follow the links below for all information relating to nursing and midwifery (including student) registration.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the independent authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the nursing and midwifery professions.
The ANMAC is also an authorised assessing authority for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and undertakes skills assessments of internationally qualified nurses and midwives seeking permanent migration in Australia. For more information, visit our page on International nurses where you can contact us for further information and assistance.