The core role of the Psychology Board of Australia is to protect the public. One of the ways we do this is by making sure that only practitioners who have the skills and qualifications to provide safe care and psychological services to the Australian community are registered to practise in the psychology profession.
All registered psychologists are included on the National Register of Practitioners. You can search the Registers of Practitioners for the registration status and details of psychologists and other health practitioners.
The registration types for the psychology profession are:
Comprehensive information about the registration process, including applications forms, is available on our website.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) supports the 15 National Boards in their role of protecting the public and setting standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.
AHPRA and the National Boards work together to register and renew health practitioners and, where required, investigate complaints or concerns regarding health practitioners.
AHPRA's operations are governed by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law which came into effect on 1 July 2010. This law applies in each Australian state and territory, and is sometimes referred to as ‘the National Law’.
All health practitioners registered to practise are included on the national register of practitioners which is managed by AHPRA.
Find out more about AHPRA.