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Australian Vision Convention (AVC) is held annually in the sunny Gold Coast in April for Optometrist delegates from across Australia and New Zealand.

For updates on AVC 2021, please visit the event website.


North Queensland Vision (NQV) is held in North Queensland annually.

This conference is well-known for its welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, with delegates from across Australia and New Zealand.

Unfortunately, due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 North Queensland Vision 2020, scheduled for 4 – 5 July 2020, has been cancelled. The health and safety of our delegates, speakers and exhibitors remain our top priority, and we cannot proceed with an in-person conference given the current advices.

For updates on North Queensland Vision, please visit the event website.

Member Hub Meetings are held in a range of locations each year to connect with our local members and hear about what is happening in their region. These events provide an opportunity for members to gather and usually include a CPD presentation and refreshments in a local venue.

Details will be sent to members closer to the event. The dates for the 2020 Member Hub Meetings are included below:

  • Darwin 
    12 February 2020
  • Rockhampton Region (via Zoom)
    9 June 2020
  • Far North Queensland (via Zoom)
    16 June 2020
  • Fraser Coast Region (via Zoom)
    30 June 2020

Stay tuned for more announcements shortly!

The Early Career Optometrists (ECO) QLD/NT is a group specifically for recent Optometry graduates (up to 10 years experience), coordinated by Optometry QLD & NT as a new member benefit. There is a range of events held each year including social, CPD and student events to connect and support recent graduates. Contact the OQNT Team at or (07) 3839 4411 for more information.










The Smart Eye Start initiative encourages all parents to take their children to have a full eye examination at an optometry practice prior to commencing school (both prior to Prep and once again before Year 7).

As these years deliver the foundations to children’s education, visiting a local optometrist prior to schooling will ensure their best chance at reaching their full potential. Hundreds of optometrists, schools, and kindergartens have already signed on to promote and advertise the initiative.

More information is available on the Smart Eye Start website.

Optometry QLD/NT Monthly Newsletter

At Optometry QLD/NT we produce a monthly email newsletter, SEE Magazine, for our members with news articles, updates, adverts, and a classified section. To advertise or place an article in the SEE Magazine, please contact the team at or call (07) 3839 4411.