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Read the latest news affecting the optometry profession.

16 Jan 2017

Local insights, National Scheme: State and territory summaries published

Individual annual report summaries for each state and territory, offering insights into how the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is operating across Australia, have now been published.
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News Archives

2016

28 Dec 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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13 Dec 2016

Guidance issued on endorsements about scheduled medicines

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) has recently endorsed Guidance for National Boards: Applications to the Ministerial Council for approval of endorsements in relation to scheduled medicines under section 14 of the National Law1 (the Guidance).
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09 Dec 2016

VOTE Trust grant recipients named

Victorian Optometrists Training and Education (VOTE) Trust grant recipients have been named, with two projects awarded funding for 2016-17.
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01 Dec 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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30 Nov 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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21 Nov 2016

Optometrists reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Optometrists have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
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17 Nov 2016

Tasmania office closure and new location

AHPRA’s Tasmanian office will be closed to the public on Friday 18 November 2016 and will reopen on Monday 21 November 2016 at a new location. The office will continue to be located in Hobart.
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10 Nov 2016

Efficiency and effectiveness were key priorities in 2015/16

The Optometry Board of Australia reviewed its committee structure in 2015/16 in line with the guiding principles of the National Scheme to provide efficient and effective regulation of health professions in Australia, according to information published by AHPRA today in its 2015/16 annual report.
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04 Nov 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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26 Oct 2016

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2016-20.
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19 Oct 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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14 Oct 2016

Students seeking registration urged to apply online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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10 Oct 2016

Video explains online renewal of registration which is now open

A new video explains online renewal of registration which is now open for optometrists.
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07 Oct 2016

More information about your advertising obligations

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) today published further information to help registered health practitioners to better understand their advertising obligations.
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29 Sep 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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08 Sep 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Sep 2016

Optometry Board of Australia fees set for 2016/17

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has announced that the national registration fee for optometrists for 2016/17 has been reduced.
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12 Aug 2016

VOTE Trust grant applications open

Applications for funding are now open under the Victorian Optometrists Training and Education (VOTE) Trust.
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09 Aug 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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05 Jul 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Jul 2016

Revised PII standard for all optometrists takes effect from today

In December 2015, the Board published a revised registration standard for professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements that takes effect from today.
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23 Jun 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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09 Jun 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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09 Jun 2016

Funding determination for Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has received a letter from the Queensland Government, formally notifying of the determination of fees to be paid from AHPRA to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) for 2015-2016.
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03 Jun 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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01 Jun 2016

New info for optometry students and graduates

From today, optometry students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered optometrist.
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26 May 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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03 May 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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02 May 2016

Guidelines for the prescription of optical appliances released for optometrists

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board), the national optometry regulator, has published revised guidelines on the prescription of optical appliances for the profession.
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29 Apr 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for the Optometry Board of Australia’s nominee member of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ)
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08 Apr 2016

Optometry regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2014/15.
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07 Apr 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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29 Mar 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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08 Mar 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Registration and Notification Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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12 Feb 2016

Protecting the public: Local data summaries from a national scheme

Local reports have today been released for each state and territory on Australia’s regulatory scheme for health practitioners, providing a unique insight on local outcomes within a national scheme.
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05 Feb 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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2015

22 Dec 2015

Health practitioner regulation: Learn how you’re protected

A new video and an accompanying infographic explaining the Australia-wide scheme that is in place to protect members of the public were launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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22 Dec 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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10 Dec 2015

Revised standards for PII arrangements published today

A revised registration standard for Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements has today been published by the Optometry Board of Australia.
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03 Dec 2015

Are you a graduate applying for registration?

Read this important information that explains what you need to know.
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01 Dec 2015

Revised registration standard takes effect from today

Revised registration standard for recency of practice take effect today.
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30 Nov 2015

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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20 Nov 2015

Optometrists reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Optometrists have until 30 November to renew their registration to avoid paying a late fee.
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19 Nov 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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18 Nov 2015

National drug screening protocol

There are health practitioners with a history of substance misuse who have restrictions placed on their registration. These restrictions are generally designed to keep the public safe while the practitioner remains in practice.
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16 Nov 2015

Final-year students urged to apply for registration online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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06 Nov 2015

2014/15 National Scheme annual report launched

The 2014/15 annual report: AHPRA and National Boards has been published.
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30 Oct 2015

Revised standard for Optometry published today

The revised registration standard for recency of practice (RoP) has today been published by the Optometry Board of Australia, which regulates Australia’s 4,915 registered optometrists.
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27 Oct 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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16 Oct 2015

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2015/16.
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28 Sep 2015

Online renewal of registration is now open

Online renewal of registration is now open for optometrists registered in Australia.
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25 Sep 2015

Public consultation papers released

The Optometry Board of Australia is undertaking public consultation on two guidelines.
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22 Sep 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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11 Sep 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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11 Sep 2015

Update your contact details to receive registration renewal reminders

Are your contact details up to date? Registration renewal reminders will be sent to registrants soon.
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02 Sep 2015

Optometry Board of Australia sets fee for 2015/16

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has announced that the national registration fee for optometrists for 2015/16 has been reduced.
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01 Sep 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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19 Aug 2015

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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21 Jul 2015

Optometrists reminded to use only protected titles

The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) is reminding optometrists to use only protected titles.
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02 Jul 2015

Communiqué from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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01 Jul 2015

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect today

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect from today.
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17 Jun 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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21 May 2015

Revised criminal history registration standard will take effect from 1 July

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015.
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21 May 2015

Revised English language skills registration standards taking effect from 1 July

Revised English language skills registration standards take effect from 1 July for all registrants.
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21 May 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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15 May 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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14 May 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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12 May 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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04 May 2015

Call for views on how we approach regulation

National Boards and AHPRA are seeking feedback through an online survey on the regulatory principles that were launched in July last year.
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24 Mar 2015

Security alert - keep your web browser updated

We are making changes to our websites to make sure that your information is kept safe.
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13 Mar 2015

Optometry Board of Australia retires two policies

Two policies published by the Optometry Board of Australia at the start of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) are to be retired.
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12 Mar 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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05 Mar 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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18 Feb 2015

Adelaide office closed for relocation

The Adelaide office will be closed for relocation from Thursday 19 February 2015 and will re-open on Monday 23 February 2015 at 12.00pm.
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16 Feb 2015

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening

AHPRA and National Boards to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment.
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04 Feb 2015

New approach to international criminal history checks launches today

A new procedure for checking international criminal history that provides greater public protection takes effect today.
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27 Jan 2015

Communique from the Board

The Optometry Board of Australia releases its latest communiqué.
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20 Jan 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia.
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