Chiropractors must be registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia, and meet the Board's registration standards, in order to practise in Australia.
Registering as a chiropractor in Australia
The chiropractic registration types are:
- general registration
- limited registration
- teaching or research
- in the public interest
- non-practicing registration
- student registration
Information on the registration process is available on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website.
Endorsement of registration identifies chiropractors with additional qualifications and specific expertise.
Currently there is no approved program or pathway for acupuncture endorsement for chiropractors.
For more information on registration of overseas practitioners, please go to the overseas practitioner registration page.
Registered practitioners are required to renew their registration each year.
The registration renewal date for chiropractic profession is 30 November – the annual renewal date for the profession under the national Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
Chiropractors can check their registration details and expiry date on the National Registers of Practitioners.
You will be sent a reminder when your registration is due. Look out for this as confirmation that you can renew online. See Fees for cost of annual renewal.
See FAQ and Fact Sheets for information on renewal. To renew your registration, go to the AHPRA login page.