Regulating Australia’s psychologists

The Psychology Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia's psychologists are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority. 

Information for

  • All

  • Psychologists

  • Public

  • Employers

  • International applicants

The Psychology Board of Australia supports safe practice by publishing regulatory standards, codes, guidelines, updates and other resources for practitioners, employers, students and the public.

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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There is a vacancy arising for a practitioner member from the Northern Territory on the Board.
Learn more
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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 psychologists.
Access resources
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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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GET INVOLVED

Public webinar – Register now

The Psychology Board of Australia is hosting a webinar about its public consultation on updating the competencies for general registration.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

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

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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.

TRIBUNAL SUMMARY

Former Victorian psychologist reprimanded for professional misconduct

A tribunal has reprimanded a former Victorian psychologist for professional misconduct after finding he failed to recognise he was ‘professionally out of his depth’.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

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

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

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.

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EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There is a vacancy arising for a practitioner member from the Northern Territory on the Board.
Learn more
carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including psychologists.
Access resources
carousel image
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
Illustration of 3 people and a speech bubble

GET INVOLVED

Public webinar – Register now

The Psychology Board of Australia is hosting a webinar about its public consultation on updating the competencies for general registration.

Photo of statue holding scales

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

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

TRIBUNAL SUMMARY

Former Victorian psychologist reprimanded for professional misconduct

A tribunal has reprimanded a former Victorian psychologist for professional misconduct after finding he failed to recognise he was ‘professionally out of his depth’.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

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.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

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

carousel image
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
Illustration of 3 people and a speech bubble

GET INVOLVED

Public webinar – Register now

The Psychology Board of Australia is hosting a webinar about its public consultation on updating the competencies for general registration.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

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

Photo of statue holding scales

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

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

TRIBUNAL SUMMARY

Former Victorian psychologist reprimanded for professional misconduct

A tribunal has reprimanded a former Victorian psychologist for professional misconduct after finding he failed to recognise he was ‘professionally out of his depth’.

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.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

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.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

carousel image
BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There is a vacancy arising for a practitioner member from the Northern Territory on the Board.
Learn more
carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including psychologists.
Access resources
carousel image
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
Illustration of 3 people and a speech bubble

GET INVOLVED

Public webinar – Register now

The Psychology Board of Australia is hosting a webinar about its public consultation on updating the competencies for general registration.

Photo of statue holding scales

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

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

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

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.

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REGISTRATION

International psychologists

To work as a psychologist in Australia you must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Some overseas-trained psychologists may need to meet specific requirements before being registered.
Check the requirements
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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