The Osteopathic Council of New Zealand

CPD-Icon-2Welcome to the official site of the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand - the regulatory authority established by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). The principal purpose of this Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their professions.

The title of "Osteopath" is protected by the Act, so that only osteopaths that are registered with the Osteopathic Council may use the title of osteopath and only osteopaths that hold a current practising certificate may lawfully practise osteopathy in New Zealand.

The Osteopathic Council has designed this site as a resource for:

  • Osteopathic practitioners currently practising in New Zealand
  • Osteopaths wishing to practise in New Zealand

We also provide information and resources for members of the public who:

  • Use osteopathic services
  • Wish to find a registered osteopath in their region
  • Need to use the complaints process.



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Level 6, 22-28 Willeston Street, Wellington 6011
P O Box 9644, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
P: +64 4 4740747  F: +64 4 918 4746