14 Sep 2021
The Dental Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for dental practitioners for 2021-22.
The Board has increased the registration fee, limiting the increase to indexation of 2.5%. The new fees are:
The Board’s decision to increase the fee for the 2021-22 period ensures the Board has sufficient income to allow it to carry out its duties and protect the public.
The Board is committed to keeping the fee as low as possible, while meeting its regulatory obligations to protect the public.
The Board acknowledges that this continues to be a challenging time for health practitioners and sincerely thanks practitioners for their important role in keeping the community safe and healthy.
Ahpra and the Board recognise the effect that the lockdowns may have had on practitioners' practise. The Board has put in place a registration and renewal fee payment plan for any practitioners who are experiencing financial hardship. To read more about the payment plan, see the consideration of financial hardship page.
‘We also want to remind dental practitioners that last year the Board launched a nationwide support service, provided independently, to support your health and wellbeing,’ said Dr Murray Thomas, Board Chair.
‘The Board encourages dental practitioners to make use of the service, and reminds you that confidential and immediate support, advice and referral is just a phone call away.’
An experienced team of counsellors at Dental Practitioner Support can be contacted 24/7 by calling 1800 377 700. More information is available at dpsupport.org.au and on the Board’s website.
Practitioner registration fees fund the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and support the Board’s continuing efforts to support and develop a safe and mobile Australian workforce for registered health practitioners and the public in the most efficient way possible.
Registration fees also allow the Board to facilitate the provision of high-quality education and training for practitioners.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales:
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, is published on the Board’s website. For further information about the NSW fee, please see the Dental Council of NSW website.
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.