Register as a nurse or midwife - Queensland


You need to be registered to practise as a nurse or midwife in Australia. The following titles are protected and you must be registered to use them:

  • nurse
  • enrolled nurse
  • registered nurse
  • nurse practitioner
  • midwife
  • midwife practitioner.

You can only use the above protected titles if you have the relevant qualifications and expertise.

The types of activities considered a part of nursing or midwifery may be updated or changed from time to time.

There are five different types of registration offered to practitioners:

  • general
  • provisional
  • limited
  • non-practising
  • student.

There are three endorsements available for practitioners with additional qualifications and expertise:

  • nurse practitioner (for registered nurses only)
  • registered nurse - supply scheduled medicines (rural and isolated practice)
  • midwife - prescribe schedule medicines.

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.


One year


30 November


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Queensland Office

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Operating address: Level 4
192 Ann Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9958
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Other: 1300 419 495
Website: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Opens in new window)