Scope of Homeopathy in Australia

australia2Dr K R Mansoor Ali

The Australian Register Of Homoeopaths (AROH) is the national register of accredited homoeopaths in Australia.

The Board of AROH registers homoeopaths who are qualified to government-endorsed standards.

Registered homoeopaths are bound by AROH’s code of professional conduct and standards of practice.

Homoeopaths were the first of the complementary medicine professions to develop government-endorsed National Competency Standards (NCS) for the education of homoeopaths in Australia.  The Australian Register of Homoeopaths, a registered company, was created in 1999 to be the national registration body for professional homoeopaths.. Homoeopaths registered with the board have qualifications matched to the NCS and are required to meet the Board’s continuing education and insurance requirements each year.

There are a number of recognised homoeopathic associations in Australia, all of which have representatives on the board of AROH. In order to become a professional member of these associations, practitioners must first register with AROH.

Accredits Australian Homoeopathic Courses
Registers qualified homoeopaths for practice in Australia
Receives complaints from members of the public
Liases with government and health funds
The purpose of the Register is to protect the public by accrediting only practitioners who meet these standards.

Registration with AROH offers the following benefits:
Automatic Health Fund recognition with most health funds. AROH updates the health fund cover monthly.
Public recognition that registrants comply with government recognised National Competency Standards.

AROH requires the following documentation from all applicants for registration:
Current first aid certificate
Evidence of current Professional indemnity insurance
CPD (Continuing Professional Development) record

Homoeopaths may register with AROH by contacting the Registrar:
AROH Registrar
122 Church Street
NSW 2500

Tel: 1300 360 043

How to Register
There are two different routes by which a practitioner can register with AROH.

The first is for practitioners who have completed a qualification at a college whose homoeopathic course is accredited by AROH.

The second, for practitioners who have not studied a homoeopathic course accredited by AROH, is to undertake an assessment of their competency. Practitioners who demonstrate competency may then register with AROH.

Application for those who have not completed an AROH accredited course and wish to sit the competency assessment:

Once the Board is satisfied that an applicant is competent to practice, there are additional requirements.

In order to maintain registration, practitioners must:
Maintain annual professional indemnity insurance.
Hold a current first aid certificate.
Meet continuing professional development requirements.

Once registered, registrants must provide evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) biannually.
Leave of absence may be taken for a maximum of five years. Written notification to AROH is required. A $25 restoration fee resumes active registration.

Indian and other foreign national degree holders should register under Australian Registrar Of Homoeopaths[ AROH]
Registration fee 300 Australian Dollars
Should complete Senior First Aid Certificate
Insurance for doctors is compulsory
All marks & degree certificates should be submitted

Contact :  Julie Dimitrioski
Administration Support Officer
Australian Register of Homoeopaths
122 Church Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone 1300 360 043
Fax 0242272638
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Australian Government Health regulations

National Training Information Service (NTIS),
Database on vocational education and registered training in Australia.

Regulation of complementary medicines

History of Homeopathy in Australia
Australia’s first homœopath, Dr Stephen Simpson, arrived in New South Wales on 26 January 1840. About 6 months later he moved to Queensland.

Around this time, Dr William Sherwin, a native-born Australian (born in New South Wales), started to seriously consider and experience the use of homœopathy.  He may have met, and been inspired by, Dr Simpson, as they were both in Sydney during 1840.

The various homœopathic associations in Australia relinquished their role as registering bodies and formed the independent, national, registering body for Australian homœopaths – the Australian Register of Homœopaths (AROH).

The Federal government endorsed the National Competency Standards in Homœopathy, in conjunction with the Australian National Training Authority.

To learn more about History of Homeopathy in Australia

Australian Homœopathic Association
Is the largest national association of professional Homoeopaths in Australia, with branches throughout the country and is genuine.

Australian Council for Homoeopathy

The Australian Register of Homeopaths (AROH)

Victorian College of Classical Homoeopathy
3A/574 Whitehorse Rd
Mitcham, Victoria 3132
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Australian Register of Homeopaths
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Australian Government Health website


  1. Heloo sir ,iam Dr Anusha ,iam a qualified homeopath.i wanted to migrate in austrailia, I don’t know how to approach ,please guide me

    • Dear sir/mam , I am Namrata here. I would like to know that can homeopathic doctor apply OET exam. Could you please guide me. I will be looking forward for your reply.

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