Occupational therapists have until 30 November 2018 to renew their registration on time.
More than 21,000 occupational therapists hold general or non-practising registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board). Registered occupational therapists can apply for the renewal of their registration online.
Renewal applications received in December will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee. This is outlined in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
A fees schedule is published on the Board’s website.
Occupational therapists, whose application for general registration is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.
Practitioners who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2018 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the Register of Occupational Therapists and will not be able to practise their profession in Australia.