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New Cosmetic Surgery Regulations Effective July 1, 2023


Beginning on 1 July 2023, new regulations will govern cosmetic surgery.

On July 1, 2023, the Medical Board of Australia, and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) will implement new regulations for Cosmetic Surgery patients.

These new, more stringent regulations are intended to protect patients undergoing cosmetic surgery and enhance care standards for cosmetic procedures.


  • A physician’s referral will be required for ALL surgical consultations.
  • Cosmetic surgery requires a minimum of TWO consultations.
  • Plastic Surgery Patients will be required to take a patient Pre-screening cosmetic surgery preparedness assessment test (PAT).
  • A seven-day cooling-off period after signing a consent form before scheduling surgery and paying a deposit, etc.
  • Before undergoing surgery, patients will have a more detailed Informed Consent.
  • Higher Standards in Training and Experience – CPD Requirements
  • Soon, accredited surgical facilities will be required.
  • More stringent advertising requirements for cosmetic surgery

Please refer to the Medical Board’s Frequently Asked Questions on MBA Reforms or contact us for additional information.

For more information on the new Cosmetic Surgery Regulations, please acquire and read:

AHPRA Guidelines for Cosmetic Medical and Surgical Procedures by Medical Practitioners

NOTE: Cosmetic Surgery refers to surgical procedures that do not have a Medicare Item Number.

If you have already scheduled surgery for after 1 July 2023, our staff will contact you if any adjustments are necessary.

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