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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Consultation on non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Have your say on three draft guidelines for registered health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures. 
Read the consultation
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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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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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PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

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

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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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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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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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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
Register now for public webinar

GET INVOLVED

Webinar - register now

The Psychology Board of Australia is hosting a webinar about its public consultation on a draft code of conduct for psychologists.

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.

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.

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
carousel image
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 psychologist to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Register now for public webinar

GET INVOLVED

Webinar - register now

The Psychology Board of Australia is hosting a webinar about its public consultation on a draft code of conduct for psychologists.

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.

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.

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
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.

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