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Paramedic Registration - New South Wales


You need to be registered to practise as a paramedic. ‘Practising’ means any role, whether paid or not, where someone uses their skills and knowledge as a health practitioner in their profession, including both clincal and non-clinical activities.

Professionals and volunteers who provide emergency, unscheduled and out of hospital care will not need this registration as long as they do not represent themselves as a paramedic. This includes first aiders, first responders, ambulance officers, medics and emergency medical technicians.

Students who are enrolled in a Board-approved program of study that leads to a qualification in paramedicine must be registered. The teritary education provider will provide the registration on the student's behalf at the start of their study program.

There are three different types of registration offered to practitioners:

  • general
  • limited
  • non-practising.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for registration. you must:

  • hold an approved qualification
  • meet the requirements stated in the registration standards.


1 year


30 November


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Act(s) name

Health Practitioner Regulation (Adoption of National Law) Act 2009 New South Wales

Approval time

It usually takes up to 10 days to assess a completed application. Complex, graduate or applications from overseas may take 4 - 6 weeks or longer to assess.

Administering agency

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.