Register as an Occupational Therapist - Victoria

Service summary

You are required to be registered if you intend to practise as an occupational therapist in Australia. You will require this registered if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have direct clinical contact with patients.
  • Your work impacts on safe, effective delivery of health services.
  • Your work or insurer requires you to be registered.
  • You intend to use a protected title that is reserved for health practitioners.
  • You want to be eligible for Medicare and / or Pharmaceutical Benefit payments.

Please note that the types of activities considered a part of occupational therapy may be updated or changed from time to time.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You may be eligible for general, limited, provisional or non-practising if you are:

  • qualified for registration in the relevant health profession
  • not disqualified under law from applying, or being registered
  • able to meet any other requirements stated in the registration standard.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


One year.


30 November.



Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Administering agency

Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Act(s) name

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Operating address:
Level 8 111 Bourke Street
Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9958
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


03 9275 9009


1300 419 495

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