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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.

Further information will be coming soon on the AVC 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.

NQV 2020 will be held on 4 – 5 July. The venue will be confirmed shortly.

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.

The last Member Hub Meeting for 2019 will be held in Darwin on Monday 4 November 2019.

Watch this space for the 2020 dates!

 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.



The Smart Eye Start initiative encourages all parents to take their children to have a full eye examination at an optometry practice prior to Prep or early on in schooling.

As the Prep year delivers 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.