In Focus by Andrew McKinnon

SILMO in Sydney & Super Sunday 2017

Members, welcome to 2017!


If you haven’t already booked for both SILMO and Super Sunday, now is the time! The International Convention Centre, Sydney will host both events – SILMO from 9-11 March and then Super Sunday on the 12th.

  • To register for Super Sunday 2017, click here.
  • To register for SILMO, click here.

New Time in Lieu Arranagements for Award-Covered Staff

The General Retail Industry Award has been varied to allow staff who work overtime to choose whether they wish to be paid at overtime rates or to take Time-in-Lieu. For further information, please click here. For a sample TOIL agreement, please click here.

Sydney Eye Hospital

Sydney Eye Hospital has advised us of the process needed to refer patients into SEH for care. If you intend referring patients to Sydney Eye, please ensure that you read this information carefully. It is available here.

16th Annual Cornea & Contact Lens Congress 2017 - See the Light

The Congress is being held in Sydney from 8-10 September 21017. For more information please click here.

Your Association - Our Support for You

At this time of year, many employers and employees sit down to discuss salaries for the coming year. One of the most common questions we get is "how much should I be paid?" Now whilst we can’t answer that directly, we do have a lot of insights into what the market is paying for optometrists of varying levels of experience and we are more than happy to share that information with both employer and employee members. We also have available standardised employment agreements which employers can use not only with their optometric staff, but with optical dispensers and retail staff as well.

The Association is here solely to safeguard your interests – we have extensive experience and knowledge, backed by specialist professional resources. That’s why you belong!

YWAM Medical Ships

YWAM Medical ships have a number of outreach opportunities for optometrists who wish to assist the people of PNG. For details on the upcoming trips click the image below.


Small Business Employers - Are You Ready for SuperStream?

SuperStream is a new system for the payment of superannuation contributions by small business employers. The standards come into force from 30 June 2016. For further information, click here.

Looking for a Great Business/Employment Opportunity?

Coastal Seaside Change: Eyestore Kiama Optometrist - Position Vacant

Full time/part time optometrist position available. Our 1.5 year old practice is located in a relaxed coastal village community requiring an Optometrist with >2 years’ experience. This is a full scope practice with OCT, VF, retinal imaging and Behavioural interests. We are looking for a warm, friendly and experienced Optometrist who wants to take their career to another level with the potential of future partnership. 

Negotiable start can be discussed. If this sounds like you, please contact Susan on 0419 161 888 or via email by clicking here.

Visiting Optometrists Scheme

The Visiting Optometrists Scheme is seeking expressions of interest from optometrists who may be interested in providing services to some of their outreach centres. For further information, click here.