Online applications for general registration as an optometrist are available to:
Start online application
Continue online application
In response to COVID-19, applicants and registrants can now send applications, forms and supporting documents to Ahpra online instead of sending us these documents via hardcopy mail. See Online Upload.
For all other circumstances, please use the relevant downloadable form below.
The following downloadable forms relate to the optometry profession. Where indicated, some forms also have online submission options.
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.
If your general registration lapsed on 1 January 2023 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. You cannot practise while your fast track application is being assessed. If your registration has lapsed, before you can practise you must wait until your application is approved and your registration details are updated on the national register of practitioners.
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 currently hold registration without an annual practising certificate with the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board of New Zealand and are applying for registration in Australia under the provisions of the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act, you can apply online for non-practising registration.
If you don't currently hold general registration, you can apply for non-practising registration by using the ANPC-50 form:
Information about supporting documents required for registration is provided below.
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.