New Regulations for Cosmetic Surgery Effective July 1st 2023

New Regulations for Cosmetic Surgery Effective July 1st 2023


New Regulations for Cosmetic Surgery starting 1st July 2023

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

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


  • A GP Referral will be mandatory for ALL patients having a consultation for surgery
  • A Minimum of TWO consultations are required for cosmetic surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery Patients will need a patient Pre-screening cosmetic surgery readiness Assessment Test (PAT)
  • A cooling-off period of at least seven days after signing a consent form before booking surgery and paying a deposit etc.
  • Patients will have a more detailed Informed Consent before surgery
  • There will be Higher Standards in training & experience – CPD requirements
  • Accredited facilities will soon be required for surgery
  • Tougher Advertising Standards for Cosmetic Surgery

For more details, please refer to the Medical Board’s FAQs on MBA Reforms at a Glance page or contact us for further details.

For more information about the new Regulations for Cosmetic Surgery please  download and read:

New AHPRA Regulations for Cosmetic Surgery

PLEASE NOTE – Cosmetic Surgery refers to surgical procedures without a Medicare Item Number

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.