About Us

About Us

Australia’s largest community of optometrists

As the profession’s peak body, Optometry Australia represents the largest community of optometrists in Australia. Because we are 100 per cent owned by our members, no other organisation understands optometry like us or has a more influential voice. Since 1918 we have united the sector to make Australia a world leader in the delivery of vision and eye health services and patient care.

As we represent the majority of optometrists, when we speak key influencers listen and this is why we are effective at delivering the necessary policy changes that protect, grow and progress our sector.

As a member, you help to strengthen our voice and advance our sector through the delivery of a range of activities designed specifically to lead, engage and promote optometry, optometrists and community eye health and vision care. The more we can work together the more influence we can have over the future of our profession.

Benefits of membership

Membership means you are part of Australia’s largest community of optometry professionals and because of this, you are never alone.

We can provide the networks, support and guidance to help you succeed.

Through our national network of State offices, we are here to always support you and through our collective presence, you can access an extensive range of benefits available only to members.

Who can join?

Membership with Optometry Australia is open to all optometrists registered to practise optometry in Australia. Individual optometrists join their respective State organisations, and the six State organisations are in turn the members of Optometry Australia. 

Annual membership fees are set by each State organisation and fees will vary depending on your membership level

Who to contact

Contact your State organisation for further details on joining the organisation or renewing your membership.

>  Optometry New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
>  Optometry Victoria
>  Optometry Queensland and Northern Territory
>  Optometry Western Australia
>  Optometry South Australia
>  Optometry Tasmania

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