Registration types

To be eligible to work as a doctor in Australia you will need to become registered to practice in Australia and fulfil the requirements of one of the registration pathways. Each pathway leads to a different type of registration, so it's important to understand each pathway and what type of registration that will give you.

The Medical Board of Australia categories of medical registration are:


The Australian Health Practitioners regulation authority (AHPRA) works with the Medical Board of Australia to determine and regulate the criteria for working as a general practitioner in Australia.

To help you decide which pathway may be relevant, AHPRA have developed an initial self-assessment guide.

If you are a doctor who wishes to become registered in Australia you will need to fulfil the requirements of one of the registration pathways, coordinated by the Australian Medical Council (AMC).