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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. AVC 2020 will be held on 4 – 5 April at the Marriott Resort & Spa. More information and register on the 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. NQV 2020 will be held on 4 – 5 July at the Hilton, Cairns.

For updates visit the NQV 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
  • Brisbane 
    9 June 2020
  • Bundaberg region
    9 June 2020
  • Cairns & surrounds
    3 July 2020
  • Gold Coast QLD & Tweed Region
    19 August 2020
  • Rockhampton region
    1 September 2020
  • Toowoomba & surrounds
    22 September 2020

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.