New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses ‒ that of the North and South Islands ‒ and numerous smaller islands.
Capital: Wellington
Population: 4.405 million (2011) World Bank
Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy, Unitary state
Official language: English Language, Māori language, New Zealand Sign Language
National anthem: God Defend New Zealand, God Save the Queen



 The Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand


The Board only accepts applications for registration from overseas qualified physiotherapists who intend to practise physiotherapy in New Zealand. When submitting an application you will be asked to sign a statutory declaration and provide information which clearly indicates your intention to practise in New Zealand.




It is a requirement to be registered as a physiotherapist by the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate to call yourself a physiotherapist, practise as a physiotherapist or do any voluntary work.  


All overseas qualified physiotherapists must seek registration under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). The application pack and templates are available to download from:


The non refundable application fee is NZ $1,226.00.


If you have any queries about your eligibility to apply for registration as a physiotherapist in New Zealand, the application pack or the process.


Please email

Kiwis love the great outdoors


Kiwis have developed a passion for the outdoors and delight in activities that make the most of the spectacular landscape.

With so much coastline, it’s little wonder New Zealanders love the water and it’s reputed that over 15% of New Zealand families own their own boat. Respected as superior yacht designers, Kiwis continue to dominate on the world yachting, kayaking, windsurfing and rowing scene.


Hiking, camping, fishing, bush and beach walks are other popular outdoor pursuits. The more intrepid take to the mountains; following in the footsteps of perhaps the most adventurous Kiwi, Sir Edmund Hillary, who conquered Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, in 1953.

Rugby football is the most popular spectator sport in New Zealand, with the legendary All Blacks recently winning the Rugby World Cup. Though the sport has public school beginnings in England, in New Zealand, rugby is definitely the grass-roots sport of the ‘average bloke’.

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