From 1 July 2012 Chinese medicine practitioners must be registered under the national registration and accreditation scheme with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and meet the Board's Registration Standards, in order to practise in Australia.

If you held current registration with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria at 30 June 2012 you will automatically transition to the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. You must have renewed your registration with the Victorian Board prior to 30 June or your registration will have expired.

Chinese medicine practitioners who were not registered with the Victorian Board are required to apply for national registration with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia as early as possible to be able to continue practicing from 1 July 2012.

Application forms for general registration are available for downloading.

Further information on the registration process is available on the AHPRA website

See National Board's FAQ for more information about the scheme.

Divisions of Chinese Medicine Practitioner Registration

Divisions of Chinese medicine practitioner registration include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Chinese herbal dispensing

Converting to new Registration types

The Chinese Medicine Registration Migration Matrix shows how registration types in place in each State and Territory convert to the new registration types under the National Law after 1 July 2012.

Chinese Medicine Board Registration Migration Matrix (386 KB,PDF)

Education Registration Conditions

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia has agreed to publish an Agreed List of Educational Courses and Units of Study to help inform registrants how to meet the education conditions on their registration.

Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions on Education Registration Conditions.

Who is AHPRA?

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) supports the 14 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 on our sites 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.

Page reviewed 1/09/2016