Optometry Australia regularly represents the interests of the profession and of members through submissions to Government and non-Government inquiries and consultations.  Submissions reflect established positions of Optometry Australia. They are developed through collaboration between the national office and state divisions of the organisation, and frequently involve consultation with the organisation's advisory groups, members with relevant expertise or the broader membership.

2016 Submissions (access our Archive here)

Pre-Federal Budget Submission 2016-17

Our pre-federal budget submission highlights policies that support the sustainable provision of services and promotes equitable access to optometric care for all Australians.

Submission to Department of Veterans’ Affairs review of allied health programs

Optometry Australia’s submission to DVA’s review of its dental and allied health programs, highlights the inadequacy of item fees under the DVA Schedule and the need to reinstate annual indexation of consultation fees and optical aids,  and highlights opportunities to enhance what eye care services are offered to veterans and to streamline interaction between DVA and optometry service providers.