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Working as a locum can give you flexibility and let you make lifestyle choices that a permanent role and set hours just don’t allow. For some the attraction is in being your own boss with the chance to travel and work with diverse patient populations. These freedoms also bring responsibilities.

Wrapping your head around the tax, superannuation and insurance requirements of setting up as a locum can be daunting.

Optometrists Association NSW/ACT Division’s step-by-step guide walks you through the process. In nine simple steps you can establish you own locum service.

For more information, read the Locum Tenens Guide for Optometrists.


Some of the business service providers recommended in this document are NSW-based. Members in other states may wish to consider providers based closer to home. Association members can also access a range of business services at our Business Directory.

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