Medical Colleges + Registration Bodies

Immigration

A Visa is required to work and live in NZ. Most health professionals can apply under the Skilled Migrant category. You can apply for a Residence Visa, or a ‘Working Towards Residence Visa'. See www.immigration.govt.nz for full details. This is a separate process to getting your registration with the relevant professional council or college.

Registration

In order to practice in New Zealand you will be required to be registered with the associated professional Board or Council. You will also be required to hold a current NZ Annual Practising Certificate.

For specific information and contact details visit the registration authority for your area of practice:

Medical Council of NZ www.mcnz.org.nz
Nursing Council of NZ www.nursingcouncil.org.nz
Midwifery Council of NZ www.midwiferycouncil.org.nz
NZ Psychologists Board www.psychologistsboard.org.nz
NZ Medical Radiation Technologist Board www.mrtboard.org.nz
Physiotherapy Board of NZ www.physioboard.org.nz
Occupational Therapy Board of NZ www.otboard.org.nz
NZ Speech-Language Therapists Association www.nzsta-speech.org.nz
NZ Dietitians Board www.dietitiansboard.org.nz
NZ Social Workers Registration Board www.swrb.org.nz
NZ Audiological Society www.audiology.org.nz
Dental Council of NZ www.dcnz.org.nz
Pharmacy Council of NZ www.pharmacycouncil.org.nz

Anaesthetic Technicians (Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand)              www.mscouncil.org.nz

Medical Colleges

Royal Australasian College of Physicians www.racp.edu.au
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons www.surgeons.org
Australasian College of Emergency Medicine www.acem.org.au
Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology www.ranzcog.edu.au
Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetics www.anzca.org.nz
Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists www.ranzcp.org
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists www.ranzcr.edu.au
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners www.rnzcgp.org.nz
Accident and Medical Practice www.ampa.co.nz