What are the NMBA and AHPRA?

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) work in partnership to regulate Australian nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students to protect the public.

If you are concerned about your own health or the health of another nurse, midwife or student you can call the Nurse & Midwife Support confidential support line 24/7 on 1800 667 877.
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The NMBA and AHPRA work closely together to regulate Australia’s registered nurses, midwives and students as part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

The functions of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia include:

  • registering nursing and midwifery practitioners and students
  • developing standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery professions
  • handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings
  • assessing overseas trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia, and
  • approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.

AHPRA supports the NMBA in its role of protecting the public, including by managing the registration and notification processes.

For further information about the roles, responsibilities and functions of the NMBA and AHPRA you can access the NMBA website, the AHPRA website or call AHPRA on 1300 419 495.

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Why not use our service finder to find out about some of the services available.

Our service provides free and confidential support 24/7, to nurses, midwives and students Australia wide. If you would like to speak to someone call 1800 667 877, or you can request support via email.

If you would like to know a bit more about the service before getting in contact — take a look through accessing support.

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