Regulating Australia’s physiotherapists

The Physiotherapy Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia’s physiotherapists are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.

Information for

  • All

  • Physiotherapists

  • Public

  • Students

  • Overseas-trained physiotherapists

The Physiotherapy Board supports safe practice by publishing regulatory standards, codes, guidelines, updates and other resources for physiotherapists, students and the public.

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REGISTRATION

Graduate registration is now open

If you’re completing an approved course in the next three months, you can apply for registration now.
Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

2022/23 annual report out now

Read about the work of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia in 2022/23.
Read the 2022/23 annual summary
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REGISTRATION

Overseas-trained physiotherapists

To work as a physiotherapist in Australia you need to be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
Check the requirements
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
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LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your physiotherapist to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

PODCAST

Physiotherapy and person-centred care

Our Taking care podcast celebrates World Physiotherapy Day.  

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Graphic of greetings in different languages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

Ahpra health practitioner shared code of conduct

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions including physiotherapy.

PODCAST

Conversations about safe healthcare

On our Taking care podcast, we talk with the community about the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.

PODCAST

Innovations in rural and remote healthcare

In conversation with Faye McMillan, Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner.

Ahpra registration audit requirements

REGISTRATION

What happens if I am audited?

Audits are an important part of the way National Boards and Ahpra can better protect the public.

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CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

Professional Indemnity Insurance requirements

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Professional indemnity insurance

Is your cover up to date? Familiarise yourself with the registration requirements for PII.

Annual Report 2021/22

AHPRA NEWS

2021/22 annual report out now

Read all about the work done by Ahpra and the National Boards over the past year.

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GET INVOLVED

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation? 

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EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

The Australian Physiotherapy Council accredits education providers and programs of study.

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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including physiotherapists.
Access resources
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CODES AND GUIDELINES

Returning to the workforce

Practitioners who are returning to practice after some time off or time in a non-clinical role need to meet the Board’s Recency of practice standard.
Check the guidelines
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your physiotherapist to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

PODCAST

Physiotherapy and person-centred care

Our Taking care podcast celebrates World Physiotherapy Day.  

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Ahpra health practitioner shared code of conduct

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions including physiotherapy.

PODCAST

Conversations about safe healthcare

On our Taking care podcast, we talk with the community about the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.

PODCAST

Innovations in rural and remote healthcare

In conversation with Faye McMillan, Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner.

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

Professional Indemnity Insurance requirements

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Professional indemnity insurance

Is your cover up to date? Familiarise yourself with the registration requirements for PII.

Annual Report 2021/22

AHPRA NEWS

2021/22 annual report out now

Read all about the work done by Ahpra and the National Boards over the past year.

Photo of committee meeting

GET INVOLVED

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation? 

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
What we’re doing
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BOARD NEWS

Physiotherapy news

Keep up to date with the latest Board news affecting the physiotherapy profession.
Read news
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BOARD NEWS

Physiotherapy snapshot

Check out the latest physiotherapy workforce demographics analysis.
Read the data
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your physiotherapist to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Graphic of greetings in different languages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

PODCAST

Physiotherapy and person-centred care

Our Taking care podcast celebrates World Physiotherapy Day.  

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

PODCAST

Conversations about safe healthcare

On our Taking care podcast, we talk with the community about the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.

Ahpra health practitioner shared code of conduct

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions including physiotherapy.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

PODCAST

Innovations in rural and remote healthcare

In conversation with Faye McMillan, Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner.

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

Annual Report 2021/22

AHPRA NEWS

2021/22 annual report out now

Read all about the work done by Ahpra and the National Boards over the past year.

Photo of committee meeting

GET INVOLVED

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation? 

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REGISTRATION

Are you a student or about to graduate?

Find out how to register as a student and progress from study to work with our video for graduates and other helpful resources.
Learn more
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EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study for physiotherapy

The Australian Physiotherapy Council is responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the physiotherapy profession.
Search online
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REGISTRATION

Online registration for physiotherapists

Online applications are available to new graduates and overseas-trained physiotherapists whose qualifications have been approved by the Australian Physiotherapy Council.
Apply here

PODCAST

Physiotherapy and person-centred care

Our Taking care podcast celebrates World Physiotherapy Day.  

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your physiotherapist to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Ahpra health practitioner shared code of conduct

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions including physiotherapy.

PODCAST

Conversations about safe healthcare

On our Taking care podcast, we talk with the community about the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.

PODCAST

Innovations in rural and remote healthcare

In conversation with Faye McMillan, Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner.

Ahpra registration audit requirements

REGISTRATION

What happens if I am audited?

Audits are an important part of the way National Boards and Ahpra can better protect the public.

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

Annual Report 2021/22

AHPRA NEWS

2021/22 annual report out now

Read all about the work done by Ahpra and the National Boards over the past year.

Photo of committee meeting

GET INVOLVED

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation? 

carousel image
REGISTRATION

Overseas-trained physiotherapists

To work as a physiotherapist in Australia you need to be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
Check the requirements
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REGISTRATION

Online registration for physiotherapists

Online applications are available to new graduates and overseas-trained physiotherapists whose qualifications have been approved by the Australian Physiotherapy Council.
Apply here
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REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources