Online applications

Online applications for general registration as an optometrist are available to:

Apply online

For all other circumstances, please use the relevant downloadable form below.

Registration forms

The following downloadable forms relate to the optometry profession. Where indicated, some forms also have online submission options.

Renewal of registration

Online application for renewal of registration opens six to eight weeks before your registration expires. AHPRA will send you a reminder when your registration is due. Look for this as confirmation that online renewal is open.

If you do not renew your general or non-practising registration by 30 November each year, or within the following one month late period, your registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law and your name will be removed from the national register of practitioners.

Fast track applications

If your general registration lapsed on 1 January 2020 and you wish to keep practising you must make a new application for registration. In some cases you can use the fast track application for this process. The fast track process is only available for one month after your registration has lapsed.

A fast track application fee is payable in addition to a registration fee. If submitting a fast track application, you cannot practise until your application is approved and your registration details are updated on the national register of practitioners.

General registration

Limited registration

Endorsement of registration

Non-practising registration

If you currently hold general registration, you can apply for non-practising registration using online services. Log in to your account to apply.

If you don't currently hold general registration, you can apply for non-practising registration by using the ANPC-50 form:

Supplementary information

Information about supporting documents required for registration is provided below.

Common application forms

See Common Application Forms for a complete list of forms that are not specific to the actual registration process.


To notify AHPRA about your concerns regarding a health practitioner, go to Make a Notification.

Page reviewed 2/01/2020