Chiropractic Board of Australia - Chiropractic regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15
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Chiropractic regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

08 Apr 2016

The Chiropractic Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2014/15. 

In 2014/15 the Board continued its work to ensure the public are receiving care from safe, competent and ethical chiropractors. The Board also continued to work with practitioners and stakeholder groups to enhance their understanding of the requirements and expectations of the Board and the National Law, particularly in the areas of continuing professional development (CPD) and advertising.


  • Revised profession-specific standards in relation to recency of practice, professional indemnity insurance and CPD approved by ministers. 
  • 4,998 chiropractors registered in Australia on 30 June 2015. 
  • 3.16% increase in the number of registered chiropractors from 2013/14. 
  • 49.9% of all registered chiropractors are aged under 40. 
  • Notifications received about 1.5% of the registration base. 
  • 32% decrease in the number of notifications received about chiropractors compared to 2013/14. 
  • 60% of notifications closed in 2014/15 (excluding NSW) led to disciplinary action. 
  • 68 chiropractors under active monitoring on 30 June 2015 - 41% of these are due to conduct issues and 32% due to performance issues.

Download a copy of the report below:

Download a PDF of the report.
Chiropractic regulation at work in Australia - 2014/15 (181 KB,PDF), Word version (41.8 KB,DOCX)

Page reviewed 8/04/2016