Become a Member

Membership management

Why should you join?

Optometry New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory is the only professional organisation in our jurisdictions committed to supporting you throughout all your career stages. Membership of our organisation ensures that you are never alone because we support you with the tools, advice and information that you need for your professional success. As we are part of a national network, you will also be joining the largest community of optometrists in Australia, supporting our united commitment to deliver the very best in eye health and patient care.

We strongly believe that the more we can work together the more we can create a more rewarding and secure future for optometrists. If it is important to optometry, it is important to you and therefore, important to us which means that we have your back.

Since our establishment 100 years ago, Optometry NSW/ACT has remained 100% owned and driven by individual optometrists as members.  As the peak professional body for optometrists, when we speak, key influencers listen which is why we are effective at delivering the necessary policy changes that protect, grow and progress our sector.

Working closely with other healthcare professions, we promote a greater understanding of our profession’s essential role in broader healthcare management.

We are here to always support you, making it easier for you to be the best optometrist you can be. The benefits of membership are many and the value we deliver, extensive. We encourage you to lead with us, to engage with us and to promote with us.

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Who can join?

Membership of Optometry NSW/ACT is open to all optometrists registered to practise optometry in Australia and currently residing in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. We have a range of membership categories to suit all and annual membership fees vary depending on your membership level. The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June and if you join mid-year your membership fee will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

Renewing your membership

When you renew your membership, your fees enable us to employ a team of highly skilled professionals charged with delivering the range of activities designed specifically to lead, engage and promote optometry, optometrists and community eye health.

To renew your existing Optometry NSW/ACT membership, click here. If you wish to transfer your membership from another Optometry Australia State Division to Optometry NSW/ACT please contact us.

More information

If you would like more information on Optometry NSW/ACT membership, please email or phone (02) 9712 2199.