Nurse Registration Check

This facility permits users to search by individual name or ID to ascertain if a person is a registered nurse in Victoria. 

The Public Register is updated hourly. Details displayed on this Register are accurate at time of publication.

A person whose name appears on this Register is currently eligible to practise as a registered nurse (RN) in Victoria.

The Register notes any restriction on a nurse’s registration. The Register does not include details of the restrictions.  Nurses are required to provide details of restrictions to their employer.

For further information, please contact the Nurses Board of Victoria on 03 8635 1200.

How do you know if a nurse is registered?

Nurses renew their registration each year and must carry their renewal of registration certificate as evidence to employers and the public that they are registered as a nurse.

Under the Health Professions Registration Act 2005, Nurses registered in Victoria are required to renew their registration prior to 31 December each year.

For further information please contact the Registration Program, telephone 03 8635 1200 or fax 03 8635 1214.

What are the English language requirements for registration with the Board?

The Board is aware that there is potential for confusion regarding the English language competency test result required for initial entry to the register of nurses in Victoria.

The information below is intended to clarify these requirements for potential or current applicants for nurse registration in Victoria.

The Register

At present, nurses are registered in five divisions, however divisions 3, 4 and 5 are closed to new registrants.

  • Division 1 (includes graduates from accredited university courses as well as midwives, maternal and child health and psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners by endorsement)
  • Division 2 (includes graduates from accredited courses in the VET sector)
  • Division 3 (closed division – psychiatric nurses)
  • Division 4 (closed division – mental retardation nurses)
  • Division 5 (closed division – mothercraft nurses)

Relevant State Legislation

Copies of the below legislation are available from Information Victoria Bookshop, 356 Collins Street, Melbourne.

  • Health Professions Registration Act 2005 No. 97
  • Nurses Act 1993 No. 111
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1989 No. 56
  • Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substance Regulations 1995 No. 63
  • Health (Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity) Regulations 1992 No. 335
  • Health (Immunisation) Regulations 1999 No. 44
  • Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001 No. 41
  • Health (Legionella) Regulations 2001 No. 13
  • Health Records Act 2001 No. 2
  • Health Services Act 1988 No.49
  • Health Services (Private Hospitals and Day Procedures Centres) Regulations 1991 No. 15
  • Health Services (Residential Care) Regulations 1991 No. 14
  • Human Tissue Act 1982 No. 9860
  • Human Tissue (Prescribed Institutions) Regulations 1997 No. 163
  • Intellectually Disabled Persons’ Service Regulations 1997 No. 106
  • Medical Treatment Act 1998 No. 41
  • Mental Health Act 1986 No. 59
  • Mental Health Regulations 1998 No. 120
  • Mutual Recognition(Victoria) Act 1998
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 No. 10190
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Manual Handling) Regulations 1999 No. 84
  • Therapeutic Goods (Victoria) Act 1994 No. 7

Commonwealth Legislation

  •  Aged Care Act 1997
  • Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997
The Nurses Board of Victoria is currently in the process of updating our website, policies and procedures to comply with the Health Professions Registration Act 2005. Please contact the Board on 03 8635 1200 if you have any queries on this matter.

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