New regulations for cosmetic surgery

Effective 1st of July 2023

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia are implementing new regulations for Cosmetic Surgery patients from the 1st of July, 2023.

The new stronger regulations are designed to protect patients and improve standards of care for cosmetic procedures.

Key changes

  • A GP Referral will be mandatory for ALL patients having a consultation for surgery
  • A Minimum of two consultations are required for cosmetic surgery
  • There will be a patient pre-screening assessment test (PAT) for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • A cooling-off period of at least seven days after signing a consent form before booking surgery and paying a deposit etc
  • There will be a more detailed Informed consent document and process
  • Doctors will have Higher Standards in training & experience – CPD requirements
  • Accredited facilities will be required for surgery
  • New Rules around the use of Medical Titles like Surgeon
  • There will be Tougher Advertising Standards for Cosmetic Surgery

It is important that all doctors, nurses and consumers keep themselves up-to-date with the new regulations.

More information

More detailed information is available on the Medical Board of Australia website or contact us.

Please note: If you have already booked your surgery for after 1st July 2023, our team will contact you if there are any changes to your current arrangements.

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