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20 July 2022

Getting your documents notarised for the AHPRA

Being registered by the AHPRA allows medical professionals to work in Australia.

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What is the AHPRA?

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia. Their job is to confirm the authenticity of medical professionals so they are able to work in Australia. To be registered with them, you must get your documents notarised for AHPRA.

How do they benefit you?

Foreign medical practitioners who wish to move to Australia for work, must be accredited by the AHPRA. If you are a medical professional currently based in the UK, and you are looking to emigrate to Australia and also want to continue working, you must first be verified as a professional by the AHPRA. 

When you apply to be accredited by the AHPRA, you will be required to provide various documents to satisfy the agency’s requirements. These documents need to be legalised by a qualified individual. 

In the case of the UK, a notary public is likely the best choice, as other qualified individuals are either hard to find, or do not operate in the UK. 

The process of applying for AHPRA is often long; documents, checklists and applications all need to be submitted. The AHPRA will also take into account your medical and criminal history, as well as your English language skills. 

What documents are needed for your AHPRA application?

You will need to find out which documents are needed for your application before you seek notary services. We can legalise the documents you require to fulfil the requirements of your application. The documents you need are likely to include things like degree certificates, passports, DBS checks, and drivers licences. 

Medical professions

The documents you need to submit depend on the area of the medical profession you wish to work in. Applications can be made in relation to all of the following areas:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice
  • Chinese medicine
  • Chiropractic
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Medical radiation practice
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathy
  • Paramedicine 
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology

Woodcock Notary Public is experienced in notarising documents for the AHPRA.
Contact us if you need any assistance on 0330 133 6480 or email


If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services,
contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email

If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services, contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email