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Registration renewal time

As part of the renewal process all nurses and midwives are required to meet the NMBA registration standards and asked to sign off on or disclose information about:

Continuing professional development:

nurses and midwives are required to participate in 20 CPD hours, relevantto your practice, each year.

If you hold a nursing and a midwifery registration (dual registration) you must meet this standard for each registration. (If you are a registered nurse and a registered midwife, or a registered nurse and an enrolled nurse, ANMF strongly encourages you to retain both registrations. This will provide you with employment flexibility.)

If you hold a ‘scheduled medicine endorsement’, and/or are endorsed as a nurse practitioner you must complete an additional 10 CPD hours each year.

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Criminal history:

The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law requires AHPRA, as the regulator, to consider if a health practitioner’s criminal history is relevant to the practise of their profession. Under the National Law, spent convictions legislation does not apply to criminal history disclosure requirements. This means that when making a declaration about criminal history, applicants and registered health practitioners must declare their entire criminal history, from Australia and any other country, including any spent convictions. Factors that AHPRA considers when making a criminal history determination can be found via

Health condition/ impairment:

Nurses and midwives have an obligation to notify any health condition/impairment that might affect your ability to practice. You must provide a signed and dated written statement with details of that impairment and how it is managed.

The National Board will decide whether your impairment is relevant to your practice.

Professional indemnity insurance: nurses and midwives must confirm they have the required PII. All ANMF working memberships include PII that meets AHPRA requirements. For details

Recency of practice:

Within the preceding five years nurses and midwives must undertake 450 hours practice to demonstrate competence in their professions. This applies to nurses and midwives seeking registration, endorsement of registration or registration renewal. It does not apply to recent nursing or midwifery graduates from programs in Australia applying for registration for the first time; student registration holders; or nurses or midwives holding non-practising registration or applicants for non-practising registration.

Those who hold dual registration must make separate recency of practice declarations. Carefully consider what evidence you can provide to meet the relevant competency and registration standards for each profession as there may be common elements of work and education.

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New nurses and midwives

New nurses and midwives who received their registration in late 2020 or early 2021 must renew their registration by 31 May.

Registration is renewed annually by this date regardless of how long you were registered during the previous 12 months.

There is one exception. Graduates, who registered within two months prior to 31 May, are registered to practise until 31 May of the following year.

Check the NMBA national register if you are unsure when your renewal is due via


The $180 renewal fee is tax deductible.

The NMBA fee schedule is available via

ANMF members can seek further advice from ANMF Member Assistance via