After 1 July 2010, every optometrist practising in Australia must be registered 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.
If you were registered with a State or Territory registration board as at 30 June 2010 you will have automatically transitioned to the new national registration and accreditation scheme. Information can be found on the Registration Transition page.
Please refer to the registration section of the AHPRA website for further information on the registration process.
The Board has published the following document to provide guidance on when it is necessary to be registered as an optometrist.
The new optometry registration types are:
Endorsement of registration identifies practitioners with additional qualifications and specific expertise. The endorsements for optometry are: