Regulating Australia's podiatrists and podiatric surgeons

The Podiatry Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia's podiatrists and podiatric surgeons are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.

Information for

  • All

  • Practitioners

  • Public

  • Students

  • International applicants

The Podiatry Board of Australia supports safe practice by setting standards that podiatrists and podiatric surgeons must meet and by publishing codes, guidelines and other resources for practitioners, employers, students and the public.

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REGISTRATION

Graduate registration is now open

If you’re completing an approved course in the next three months, you can apply for registration now.
Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

2022/23 annual report out now

Read about the work of the Podiatry Board of Australia in 2022/23.
Read the 2022/23 annual summary
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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Code of conduct

The Code of conduct sets out the Podiatry Board of Australia's expectations of professional behaviour and conduct for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons.
Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
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LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your podiatrist or podiatric surgeon to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

REGISTRATION STANDARDS

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Read our continuing professional development requirements and access our resources, so you understand what you need to do.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

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EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

Annual Report 2021/22

BOARD NEWS

Podiatry Board annual report 2021/22

View the annual report data to get a snapshot of the podiatry profession within Australia.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

New to the profession?

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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professionals, including podiatrists and podiatric surgeons.
Access resources
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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Code of conduct

The Code of conduct sets out the Podiatry Board of Australia's expectations of professional behaviour and conduct for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons.
Learn more
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Professional capabilities

The professional capabilities identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes for safe and competent practice.
Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

REGISTRATION STANDARDS

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Read our continuing professional development requirements and access our resources, so you understand what you need to do.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your podiatrist or podiatric surgeon to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Annual Report 2021/22

BOARD NEWS

Podiatry Board annual report 2021/22

View the annual report data to get a snapshot of the podiatry profession within Australia.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
What we’re doing
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Professional capabilities

The professional capabilities identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes for safe and competent practice.
Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are multiple practitioner member and community member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your podiatrist or podiatric surgeon to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Graphic of greetings in different languages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

Annual Report 2021/22

BOARD NEWS

Podiatry Board annual report 2021/22

View the annual report data to get a snapshot of the podiatry profession within Australia.

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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Code of conduct

The Code of conduct sets out the Podiatry Board of Australia's expectations of professional behaviour and conduct for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons.
Learn more
carousel image
PUBLIC SAFETY

Professional capabilities

The professional capabilities identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes for safe and competent practice.
Learn more

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

New to the profession?

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your podiatrist or podiatric surgeon to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

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REGISTRATION

International applicants

To work as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon in Australia you must be registered with the Podiatry Board of Australia. Some overseas-trained practitioners may need to meet specific requirements before being registered.
Learn more
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REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources