Our fees

List of our fees effective from 1 July 2021

The Medical Council is committed to operating in a cost effective manner. All fees and disciplinary levies are calculated on a full cost recovery basis. The Council receives no government funding.

All fees are expressed in $NZ and include GST of 15%

Setting of fees

All fees and disciplinary levy are set by the Medical Council under sections 130 and 131  of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act).

The Council abides by the Office of the Auditor-General’s good practice guidelines, “Charging fees for public sector goods and services”, as well as Treasury guidelines, when setting fees and levies. 

All fees are set under the principles of full cost recovery and "user pays" to ensure no cross subsidisation occurs.

Practising Certificate (PC) or Interim PC including Disciplinary Levy:

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Annual PC fee  $889.64 $773.60
Application to vary existing PC  $346.92 $301.67
PC Quarterly Fee (used only when bringing a doctor into their registration cycle)  $222.41 $193.40

Disciplinary Levy

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
 Levy for 12 months $232.19 $201.90

Registration in provisional general/general scope of practice:

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Application for provisional general registration (NZ/Australian/NZREX graduate)  $346.92 $301.67
Application for provisional general registration (Australian General Registrant)  $555.07 $482.67
Application for provisional general registration (competent authority)  $555.07 $482.67
Application for provisional general registration (comparable health system)  $1,734.60 $1,508.35
Application for general registration (NZ/Australian graduate)  $555.07 $482.67

Registration in a provisional vocational / vocational scope of practice:

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Application for vocational registration (for those on a general scope of practice, who have been awarded the prescribed qualification – VOC1) $277.54 $241.34
Application for vocational registration (for those who are not registered in the general scope of practice in New Zealand, and who have been awarded the prescribed qualification – VOC2) $555.07 $482.67
Application for provisional vocational registration (for international medical graduates with overseas specialist qualifications – VOC3) $4,163.05 $3,620.04
Vocational practice assessment $19,300.85 $16,783.35

College advice fees for registration in a provisional vocational scope of practice

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Assessment of documents (preliminary advice) $1,897.50 $1,650.00
Interview (final advice) $4,485.00 $3,900.00
Re-evaluation $1,380.00 $1,200.00
Advice on supervisor/employment $230.00 $200.00

Registration in a special purpose scope of practice

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Special purpose Postgraduate training  $1,110.14 $965.34
Special purpose Locum Tenens/Teleradiology/Research  $693.84 $603.34

Certificate Signed by the Registrar:

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Certificate of professional status, registered information, and any other document confirming registration status/standing or internship details $208.15 $181.00

New Zealand Registration Examination (NZREX Clinical):

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Application fee  $771.55 $670.91
Examination fee  $4,451.26 $3,870.66
Review of decisions (recount)  $392.53 $341.33
Appeal of decisions (impairment or exam process)  $588.79 $511.99
Withdrawal, or transfer, prior to, or on, the cut-off date for the specified exam (6 weeks prior to exam) $392.53 $341.33
Withdrawal after the cut-off date for the specified exam (20% of exam fee) (20 working days or more prior to exam) $890.25 $774.13

Screening Programmes:

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Testing administrative charge (per test) $158.31 $137.66
Charge per urine/hair/blood (recharged at cost) At cost  
Cost of breathalyser unit/re-calibration of breathalyser (recharged at cost)  At cost  

Sexual Misconduct Assessment:

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Administration charge only  $2,067.73 $1,798.03

Contribution to Educational Supervision Costs:

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Administration charge only  $2,760.98 $2,400.85

Education – Pre-Vocational:

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Accreditation of training provider  $36,484.15 $31,725.35

Education - Vocational

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Accreditation New Zealand-only training providers    
    - Training provider with 300 or more paying members $25,477.10 $22,154.00
    - Training provider with fewer than 300 paying members $19,686.85 $17,119.00
Accreditation of training providers' recertification
programme only
$11,580.50 $10,070.00

 

Vocational Scope of Practice/Recertification:

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Vocational educational advisory body application for recognition of new vocational scope of practice  $8,346.79 $7,258.08
Application for assessment of an individual recertification programme for a vocational scope of practice $3,477.60 $3,024.00

Register

  GST Inclusive GST Exclusive
Register for 12 months downloaded from the Council's website  $355.89 $309.47
Request for one copy of the register  $177.94 $154.73
Register data requests – contact the Council office for information. (Note: the data request fee is charged per hour but may be adjusted depending on the nature of the query.) $177.94 $154.73

Notes: Fees are not refundable