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QLD/NT Awards

Optometry Queensland & Northern Territory offers three annual awards.

Final Award

The Final Award is a post-graduation award, decided upon in February after graduation year.

Education Voucher

The Education Voucher is awarded to a first-year optometry student at the beginning of the following year.

Annual VISIONaries Awards

The Annual VISIONaries awards are presented at the VISIONaries: past, present and future event which is held in October/November each year. This awards night celebrates QUT graduating students, reunionists and award recipients.

The 2019 award recipients were:

  • The Hon Bill Hayden AC Queensland Optometrist of the Year Award – David Bradley
    Recognition for a member of the division who has worked tirelessly to increase the standing of the profession and enhance the achievements of optometry to serve the community.
  • Queensland & Northern Territory Young Optometrist of the Year – Emily Henry
    Presented to an optometrist who has graduated within the last 10 years, and who has displayed outstanding contributions to the profession.
  • Hamlyn R Brier Clinical Optometry Award – David Stephensen
    Presented to recognise excellence in clinical optometric practice.
  • Peter J Montgomery Award for Social Justice – Dr Shelley Hopkins
    Presented to an optometrist who has made a significant contribution to social justice issues for patients.

For more information on the above awards, please contact