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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    Australia
  • Jurisdiction
    Australia (National)
  • Organisation
    Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Address

    Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
    C/o Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency National Office
    Level 7, 111 Bourke Street
    Melbourne VIC 3001
    Australia

    Postal Address
    Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
    G.P.O. Box 9958
    Melbourne VIC 3001
    Australia

  • Phone
    1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9001 (overseas callers)
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Ms. Alyson Smith, Executive Officer Nursing and Midwifery
  • Regulatory Body


    The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board), in partnership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), works to keep the Australian public safe.

    The National Board regulates the nursing and midwifery professions by making sure persons seeking registration as an enrolled nurse or registered nurse or midwife have the qualifications, skills and experience required to provide safe, quality care.

    The National Board sets registration standards as well as professional codes, standards and guidelines for both the nursing profession and the midwifery profession that underpin safe and competent practice. Together, they

    - form a professional practice framework for each profession that defines the requirements for enrolled nurses, registered nurses and midwives, and
    - make clear the National Board's expectation on a range of regulatory functions.

    Functions of the National Board are to:

    - register enrolled nurses, registered nurses, midwives and students of nursing and midwifery
    - set the national registration requirements
    - assess the internationally qualified enrolled nurse, registered nurse and midwife for registration in Australia
    - develop professional codes, standards and guidelines to guide nursing and midwifery practice
    - manage notifications, investigations and panel hearings, and
    - approve national accreditation standards and accredited programs of study leading to registration and endorsement.

    The National Board’s functions are supported by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) office in each state and territory of Australia.

    For information about the legislation governing the National Board and AHPRA, see AHPRA's Legislation & Publications website.

    Nurses and midwives working in Australia must be registered with the National Board.

    Learn more about the National Board. Visit www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

    For more information on the location of AHPRA offices go to Contact us.


    Updated August 2013.

  • Health System


    The Australian health system is widely regarded as being world-class, in terms of both its effectiveness and efficiency. The system is a mixture of public and private sector health service providers and a range of funding and regulatory mechanisms:

    - The Australian government with the primary role of developing broad national policies, regulation and funding.
    - State and Territory and Local governments who are primarily responsible for the delivery and management of public health services and for maintaining direct relationships with most health care providers, including regulation of health professionals and private hospitals.
    - Private practitioners including general practitioners, specialists and consultant physicians.
    - Profit and non-profit organizations and voluntary agencies.

    The Australian Government’s funding includes three major national subsidy schemes, Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the 30% Private Health Insurance Rebate.

    Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme cover all Australians and subsidise their payments for private medical services and for a high proportion of prescription medicines. Under Medicare, the Australian and State governments also jointly fund public hospital services so they are provided free of charge to people who choose to be treated as public patients. Australian Government funding of the 30% Rebate and other key incentives support people’s choice to take up and retain private health insurance.

    People make their contribution to the health care system through taxes and the Medicare levy based on their income, and through private financing such as private health insurance.

    The aim of the national health care funding system is to give all Australians, regardless of their personal circumstances, access to health care at an affordable cost or at no cost, while allowing choice for individuals through substantial private sector involvement in delivery and financing.

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