21 Nov 2016
Optometrists have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
More than 5,200 optometrists hold general or non-practising registration with the Optometry Board of Australia (the Board).
There are only 10 days left to renew registration on time. To date, 65 per cent of optometrists due to renew have applied online.
Renewal applications received in December will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee. This is outlined in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). A fees schedule is published on the Board’s website.
Optometrists, whose application for general registration is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.
Practitioners who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2016 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the Register of Optometrists and will not be able to practise their profession in Australia.