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We ensure your voice at the decision table

To lead, engage and promote the profession, our dedicated team drives an advocacy agenda focused on delivering:

  • a sustainable primary eye care system that supports access to primary eye health and vision care for all Australians
  • the ongoing development of optometry as a fulfilling and rewarding profession
  • contexts that support safe, quality care.

Our advocacy work takes many forms and can include representations to government ministers and senior personnel, participation in government advisory forums, submissions to inquiries and consultations, development of position statements on key issues and coordination of member advocacy campaigns.

We work to lead the profession toward a promising future and to be responsive to members’ needs. We undertake regular surveys of members to ensure we understand priority issues and concerns, and convene expert advisory groups to focus on these issues.

We recognise the strength of partnership approaches to advocacy and we are an active member of a number of alliances through which shared policy priorities are advocated, including Vision 2020 Australia and the National Rural Health Alliance.

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.