The Optometry Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia's optometrists are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.
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Professional practice resources
Board-approved scheduled medicines
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I am a health practitioner and a notification has been made about me
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The Optometry Board of Australia supports safe practice by publishing regulatory standards, codes and guidelines, updates and other resources for optometrists, employers, students and the public.
Requirements for registration
CODES AND GUIDELINES
Our latest newsletter
How we manage concerns about practitioners
Optometry Board of Australia sets fee for 2023
Graduates finishing study in the next three months can apply for registration now
DATA AND STATISTICS
Quarterly registration data released
We want to hear your thoughts on how the Criminal history registration standard should be applied.
Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.
I have a concern. Am I in the right place?
What happens when someone reports a concern?
Who is required to make a mandatory notification?
CPD documents for practitioners
CPD questions answered
CPD registration standard (PDF 75KB)
Look up your optometrist to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.
Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.
A guide to help the public know what to expect (PDF 46KB)
Optometrists have a code of conduct that sets out the standards expected of them
The code of conduct is translated into Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian and Vietnamese
Codes, guidelines and policies
Fact sheets and FAQs
Resources supporting your professional practice
Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration as an optometrist.
Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.
On our Taking care podcast we talk with the community about the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.
Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.
Practitioner information exchange (PIE)
Check employee registration status
Check multiple registrations
Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?
We publish summaries of court and tribunal outcomes to help practitioners and the public understand safe practice and acceptable and unacceptable levels of care and behaviour.
Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions.
Read the registration standard and guidelines for optometrists who are granted an endorsement for scheduled medicines.
Audits ensure optometrists are meeting their mandatory registration standards.
This standard sets out the requirements of limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice.
Health profession agreement
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to join the Board’s Policy Education Committee and Registration and Notifications committee.
Standards for optometrists
Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice
Limited registration for teaching or research