Notice to members
Reminder to renew your Medical Board registration by 30 September 2011 The AMA urges all members to renew their medical registration by 30 September 2011. Leaving renewal to the last minute may have serious consequences for your practice.
Reminder to renew your Medical Board registration by 30 September 2011
The AMA urges all members to renew their medical registration by 30 September 2011. Leaving renewal to the last minute may have serious consequences for your practice.
- Should you fail to lodge your application to renew by 30 September, there is a late payment period during the month of October.
- If you lodge your application to renew during the late payment period ending 31 October, you will pay a late fee of $168 in addition to the renewal fee of $670.
- If you fail to lodge your application to renew your registration during the late payment period, your registration will automatically lapse from 1 November.
- Once your registration has lapsed, you will have until 30 November to apply to AHPRA for a fast-track application for re-registration at the cost of $335, in addition to the registration fee of $670. If you apply through the fast-track process AHPRA will prioritise your application
- If you fail to re-register through the fast-track process by 30 November you will have to apply for new registration and pay an application fee of $670 and the registration fee of $670 ($480 in NSW). Under the National Law, AHPRA has up to 90 days to process your application but processes most routine applications within four to six weeks.
- Should your registration lapse, you will not be able to practise until your registration application has been granted.
If you have not yet renewed your registration, you would have received electronic and/or hardcopy reminders from AHPRA. If you have not received any reminders to renew or are unsure if you are due to renew, please check the National Register or contact AHPRA on 1300 419 495.
AHPRA is encouraging registrants to renew online at www.ahpra.gov.au. To do this you will need to know your User ID and your password. Your registration renewal reminders have included these details. If you have misplaced your User ID and password, contact AHPRA on 1300 419 495 or reset your password online via AHPRA’s online services accessed through ‘Your account’ at the top right of the AHPRA homepage. Please note that your User ID is different to your registration number that appears on the National Register.
There are four things you can do to prepare for your renewal:
- KNOW YOUR REGISTRATION EXPIRY DATE: You can check the online National Register at www.medicalboard.gov.au to confirm when your registration is due to expire and check your details.
- GIVE AHPRA YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND UPDATE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS: Make sure your contact details, including your email address, are correct and current. This will allow AHPRA to send you email renewal reminders and to contact you if necessary. If you have your unique contact number (User ID), go online at www.ahpra.gov.au, click online services and follow the prompts to update your contact details. If you do not have your User ID, complete an online enquiry form, selecting ‘User ID’ as the category of enquiry or by calling 1300 419 495. (NOTE: Your User ID or log-in number is different from your registration number).
- WATCH FOR THE REMINDERS TO RENEW: Reminders to renew registration have been sent to each practitioner by email and if they had not renewed, in hard copy. Set your email account to receive communications from AHPRA and the Medical Board to avoid misdirection to an account junk box.
- RENEW ONLINE, ON TIME: The quickest and easiest way to renew your registration is online. Make sure you renew on time because under the National Law there is no option for AHPRA or the Medical Board to renew your registration after it has lapsed without a new application.
Published: 18 Sep 2011