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Media release

20 Nov 2013

The National Board is reminding chiropractors to renew registration by 30 November.

Chiropractors reminded to renew registration on time

Chiropractors due to renew their registration with the Chiropractic Board of Australia (the National Board) have less than two weeks for timely renewal.

More than 4,600 chiropractors with general or non-practising registration are due to renew by 30 November.

National Board Chair, Dr Phillip Donato OAM, said 50 per cent of practitioners had already renewed their registration, the majority doing so online.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, is sending chiropractors a series of email and hard copy reminders to renew.

‘Anyone who may not have received a reminder to renew should contact AHPRA’s Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495 as a matter of urgency to check that their registered contact details are up to date so that they can receive their renewal information,’ Dr Donato said.

As outlined in the National Law1, renewal applications received after the registration expiry date will incur a late payment fee of $133 in addition to the annual renewal fee.

‘All chiropractors who have not yet renewed their registration, and intend to do so, must act soon by using AHPRA’s secure online service for renewal,’ Dr Donato said.

Chiropractors, whose application is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.

Practitioners who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2013 will have lapsed registration and they will be removed from the national register of practitioners.

‘Chiropractors who have not renewed their registration by 31 December must cease any practise of the profession in Australia immediately,’ Dr Donato said.

The following pages on the National Board website contain useful information for chiropractors:

For more information

  • Lodge an online enquiry form 
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 03 8708 9001 (overseas callers) 
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200

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1The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

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