About Us

The Physiotherapy Council of New South Wales came into existence from 1 July 2010 with the commencement of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

The Physiotherapy Council has the responsibility to deal with complaints about the conduct, professional performance, health and competence (fitness to practise) of any physiotherapist employed in New South Wales (NSW) and any physiotherapy student.

The Council is established and functions in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) and the Health Practitioner Regulation (New South Wales) Regulation 2016.

In NSW, the Health Care Complaints Commission continues to have an integral role in complaints management as the independent investigator and prosecutor of complaints, and will work in consultation with the Physiotherapy Council on the investigation and management of all complaints www.hccc.nsw.gov.au

The Physiotherapy Council is located at:

    Level 6, 477 Pitt Street
    Sydney NSW
    Telephone:  1300 197 177

The Physiotherapy Council comprises 10 members:

  • Mr Michael Ryan (President)
  • Professor Darren Rivett (Deputy President)
  • Mr David Gonzales    
  • Ms Elizabeth Ward
  • Dr Martin Mackey 
  • Mrs Jenny Aiken
  • Ms Karen Thomas (Legal Practitioner)
  • Ms Janene Eagleton (Community Member)
  • Ms Marie Clarke (Community Member)
  • Ms Babette Smith (Community Member)

The Executive Officer and support staff are employed by the HPCA, which is an administrative unit of the Health Administration Corporation.

If you have a complaint regarding a health professional outside of NSW, please contact AHPRA www.ahpra.gov.au