19 Sep 2019
The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for optometrists for 2019/20.
The Board has increased the registration fee, limiting the increase to indexation of 2.5%, for optometrists to $308 from a previous two-year freeze of $300.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is $3081.
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, is published on the Board’s website.
The Board’s decision to increase the fee for the 2019/20 period represents an indexation increase of 2.5% and will help the Board together with AHPRA and its Accreditation Council undertake the increased costs of its statutory responsibilities to protect the public.
Practitioner registration fees fund the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) and support the Board’s continuing efforts to support and develop a safe and mobile Australian workforce for registered health practitioners and the public in the most efficient way possible.
Registration fees also allow the Board to facilitate the provision of high-quality education and training for practitioners.
The Board is committed to keeping the fee as low as possible, while meeting its regulatory obligations to protect the public.
• Read the media release from AHPRA and National Boards on the AHPRA website.
• Visit the Optometry Board website.
• For online enquiries visit www.ahpra.gov.au/enquiry.
• For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9009 (overseas callers).
1 NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.