18 Sep 2020
The Chiropractic Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for chiropractors for 2020–21.
The Board has reduced the registration fee for chiropractors to $530, a 6.4% decrease from last year’s fee. Prior to 2020, the registration fee for chiropractors has been frozen for three years.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is $5131.
Board Chair, Dr Wayne Minter said, ‘the Board is committed to keeping registration fees as low as possible and this year’s annual budgetary planning had a strong focus on reducing fees for practitioners.’
‘We worked with Ahpra to look at several scenario analyses that focused on reducing registration fees while ensuring we maintained the sustainable finances needed to support our regulatory work and obligations in protecting the public. We’re pleased to announce this fee reduction for 2020-2021’, he said.
Practitioner registration fees fund the work of the Board in partnership with Ahpra and support the Board’s continuing efforts for a safe and mobile Australian chiropractic workforce, and protects the public in the most efficient way possible.
Registration fees also allow the Board to facilitate the provision of high-quality education and training.
The Board recognises that this is a challenging time for chiropractors and sincerely thanks practitioners for their continuing commitment and professionalism. The Board and Ahpra have adapted regulatory approaches to support practitioners during these difficult circumstances including introducing a COVID-19 financial hardship payment plan. To read more about the payment plan, including how to apply, see the Ahpra COVID-19 updates page.
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, is published on the Board’s website.
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.