The cost of medical registration is to rise 3% next year with the Medical Board of Australia setting its fee at $811 for 2020–2021.
The increase, in line with indexation, means that medical registration fees have increased by almost $100 in the last five years, from $715 in 2014-15.
Most of the National Boards for health professions regulated by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have increased fees by 3% this year, with the exception of those for Chiropractors and Chinese Medicine practitioners, who have seen fees cut by 6.5% and 15% respectively.
Medical practitioners pay the highest fees of any and health professional group, ahead of dentists ($701), pharmacists ($420) and nurses ($180).
Board registration fees come in addition to fees for membership of medical professional groups such as the RACP ($1954 for Fellows), AMA ($1,624 for private specialists and SMOs) and specialist society annual fees that range between $400-700.
Specialists can also expect to pay $4000 in medical indemnity premiums annually, according to MIPS.