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Optometry WA resource information and updates you need to know from your OWA Office.  Further information being uploaded……. if you have any queries, please email

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Optometry WA Locum List

Locum list here in WA for those that want to work metro, regional or interstate.

Want to join the Locum List?
Please register yourself here by completing this short online form. Your information will then be made available to those that request access to the OWA Locum List.  You will be required to update / confirm your continued presence on the list from time to time.  If you have any queries, please contact the OWA office on  

Want to access the Locum List?
Please email to request a copy of the list be emailed to you. You must be an optometrist practice and adhere to our t&c’s for using the list.

Want to become a Locum?
There are some very helpful documents already available on this Optometry Australia website – Click here to go to the Career & Employment Section / Working as a Locum   The guides contain very similar information state to state and therefore there is currently no WA guide as the information you require is here. If you are in WA and need assistance with an aspect particular to WA, then please contact

Optometry WA Hospital Referrals

Optometry WA has compiled a recent document to assist OWA members with the referral procedures to the hospitals listed below.  Please read this document from Robert Howie, OWA President, who took the time to compile this document.

Optometrist Hospital Referrals Notes by Robert Howie – Updated September 2019

Fremantle Hospital Glaucoma Update – Oct 2019

Access to Hospital Referrals Procedures & Ophthalmology Contact Lists... you have to be logged in access this link. 

CPR Courses with Time Critical

Optometry WA works with Time Critical to provide CPR courses for our members on Sunday mornings…  Once you complete your course, you can upload the certificate to the OA Member Hub, tick that you are CPR Accredited and enter the expiry date of your certificate.

Remember to put the expiry date 3 years from the date taken, as you are only required by AHPRA to take the course once every 3 years. You can also email the OWA office to update your certificate.

Remaining Dates in 2019



Donations Gratefully Received

Here at Optometry WA we collect your old unwanted spectacles, sunglasses and cases and recycle them so they can be used again.  Spectacles are new or old, are used in our St Pat’s Homeless Eye Clinic and the annual City of Perth Homeless Connect.  The remainder go to the Acacia Prison for recycling in their dedicated, in house facility and then on to charities within Australia, as well as overseas aid.

Sunglasses (non prescription) and cases are just as important as frames and are greatly appreciated by those at St Pat’s and Homeless Connect.

We also gladly accept donations of new frames and cases, just contact the OWA office to arrange a delivery time to the West Perth or a collection if is metro Perth.

If you would like to set up a collection box in your practice, please contact the OWA office on


Optometry WA Quarterly Newsletter

Here at Optometry WA we produce a quarterly PDF newsletter for our members with news articles, updates, adverts and a classified section.

To advertise or place an article in Vision, please contact the OWA office on or call 08 9321 2300.

You can access both the March and June 2019 Vision Newsletters on the State Publications page on this website.

Members - clinical or professional question? Ask our optom advisors