10 Sep 2018
The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for optometrists for 2018/19.
The Board has frozen the registration fee at $300. It will cover the registration period for most practitioners of 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019.
The registration fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is $300.1
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, has been published on the Board’s website.
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) is funded by practitioners’ registration fees. The decision to freeze the fee ensures that the Board has the funds required to carry out its duties and to protect the public.
Fees support the Board in the continual development of a safe and mobile Australian workforce for health practitioners and the public in the most efficient ways possible. It also allows the Board to facilitate the provision of high quality education and training for practitioners.
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.