From 1 July 2010 podiatrists and podiatric surgeons must be registered with the Podiatry Board of Australia and meet the Board’s registration standards to practise in Australia.
The Board keeps an up-to-date public register of all registered podiatrists and podiatric surgeons with general, specialist and non-practising registration.
The Board has a range of resources to provide information about registration as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon in Australia. A document providing guidance on when it is necessary to be registered as a podiatrist, a fact sheet providing information about becoming registered, and a video for graduating students are available on our General registration page.
Please refer to the registration section of the AHPRA website for further information on the registration process.
For information about the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme) for registered health practitioners see the AHPRA FAQ.
The list of registration fees set by the Podiatry Board of Australia.
Find downloadable registration forms, supporting documents and common application forms.
How and when to renew your registration.
Information about general registration as a podiatrist.
Information about specialist registration as a podiatric surgeon.
Information about non-practising registration.
Information about student registration.
Information for practitioners with overseas qualifications in podiatry or podiatric surgery who wish to apply for registration as a podiatrist and/or podiatric surgeon in Australia.
Endorsement of registration identifies practitioners with additional qualifications and specific expertise. The endorsement available for podiatry is scheduled medicines.
The Podiatry Board of Australia’s revised registration standard for endorsement for scheduled medicines and associated guidelines came into effect on 1 August 2018.
The revised registration standard and guidelines apply to podiatrists and podiatric surgeons applying for endorsement for scheduled medicines after 1 August 2018.
FAQ are available to help practitioners understand the new registration standard and guidelines.
Templates and a Prescribing Self Assessment Tool are also available to support practitioners using Pathway B of the registration standard to endorsement.
Watch our two videos about Pathway B to endorsement for scheduled medicines and discover what you and your mentor need to do during your period of supervised practice.
Video: Endorsement for scheduled medicines – key steps for Pathway B
Video: Key information about the mentor role under Pathway B
There are specific forms for practitioners applying to have their registration endorsed for scheduled medicines.
There are also forms to complete if you need to change your mentor or if you want to apply for an extension of time to complete your period of supervised practice under Pathway B.
The forms are available on our Forms page.
One of the requirements under Pathway B of the Board’s Registration standard: Endorsement for scheduled medicines (ESM registration standard) is the successful completion of 15 online case studies approved by the Board.
The Board has approved the following online case studies for the purpose of Pathway B of the ESM registration standard:
Recognising that there are practitioners working towards an endorsement under Pathway 2 of the previous registration standard when the new registration standard took effect on 1 August 2018, the Board has developed transitional arrangements.
The transitional arrangements allow these practitioners to continue under Pathway 2 or switch to Pathway B of the new registration standard.
If you are one of these practitioners, there are important timelines you must meet if you want to use the transitional arrangements.
Visit the Transition arrangements page for information about the transitional arrangements.
Copies of documents provided in support of an application, or other purpose required by the National Law, must be certified as true copies of the original documents.
See Certifying Documents on the AHPRA web site.
An endorsement for scheduled medicines may be subject to a condition. For more information please visit the Endorsement for schedule medicines subject to a condition page.
Information about endorsement for acupuncture.
Information about audit.