Applying with other registration

Internationally qualified nurses with Australian registration

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The Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 has provisions for reciprocal registration between New Zealand and Australia.

Nurses who have current registration in Australia may apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (the Council). The three scopes of practice that have mutual recognition are:

  1. Enrolled nurse
  2. Registered nurse
  3. Nurse practitioner

Conditions may be placed on an individual’s scope of practice to clarify the practice setting and or specify any other conditions determined by the Council.

Please click here for further information about the Act.


BEFORE starting your application, please read the information in the links below:

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*If you have previously been registered with the Nursing Council – DO NOT apply for registration. Please contact [email protected] for information on how to apply for a practising certificate. If you wish to change your scope of practice please email [email protected].

If you apply for registration and you have previously registered, your application fee will not be refunded.