Medical registration in Australia
From 1 July 2010, the registration and accreditation of health
professionals is overseen by the Australian Health Practitioner
Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
AHPRA supports the 14 National Boards that are responsible for
regulating the health professions. The National Board that manages
registration of surgeons is the Australian Medical Board.
The primary role of the National Boards is to protect the public
and set standards and policies that all registered health
practitioners must meet.
An applicant assessed by the AMC and RACS and deemed either
partially comparable or substantially comparable, can apply for
registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
Information for IMGs is available on the Medical Board of Australia website.
Medical Registration in New Zealand
In order to practice medicine in New Zealand as an independent
consultant vocational registration is required in the relevant
specialty. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must submit
applications for registration to the Medical Council of New Zealand
(MCNZ). For information about pathways to registration and the
application process, visit the MCNZ website.