After 1 July 2010, every optometrist registered with a legacy registration board as at 30 June 2010 automatically transitioned to the new national registration and accreditation scheme for registration with the Optometry Board of Australia. The Board keeps an up-to-date public register of all registered optometrists with general, limited and non-practising registration.
Please refer to the registration section of the AHPRA website for further information on the registration process, and information for overseas qualified practitioners is on the Board website.
The Board has recently revised the following document to provide guidance on when it is necessary to be registered as an optometrist.
The optometry registration types are:
Endorsement of registration identifies practitioners with additional qualifications and specific expertise. The endorsements for optometry are: