About the Board

Functions of the Board

The functions of the Psychology Board of Australia include:

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

Our functions are supported by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). For information about legislation governing our operations see AHPRA's Legislation and Publications pages.

A National Board may also establish a committee (a State or Territory Board) for a participating jurisdiction which is a committee of the National Board. The Psychology Board of Australia has established four State and Territory Boards (‘regional boards’) these are:

  • The New South Wales Board of the Psychology Board of Australia
  • The Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia
  • The Northern Territory/South Australia/Western Australia Board of the Psychology Board of Australia
  • The ACT/ Victoria/Tasmania Board of the Psychology Board of Australia

The regional boards enable an effective and timely local response to health practitioners and the public in registration and notification matters. The members of a State or Territory Board are appointed by the responsible Ministers for the participating jurisdictions.  

Contact us

AHPRA manages registrations and notifications on behalf of the Board.

If you have an enquiry about your registration or about becoming a registered psychologist in Australia, contact AHPRA using the online enquiry form or by calling 1300 419 495.

To submit a complaint or concern about a registered psychologist, visit AHPRA’s make a complaint page.

Correspondence to the National Board can be sent to:

Psychology Board of Australia
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001

or via email


Read Communiqués from the Board.

Meet the Board

Meet the individual Board members.

Page reviewed 3/09/2018