Register as an Optometrist - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You are required to be registered if you intend to practise as an optometrist in Australia. Optometrists are mainly involved in the measuring of vision, prescribing corrective lenses where necessary and detecting eye disease.

Please note that the types of activities considered a part of optometry may be updated or changed from time to time.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You may be eligible for general, limited or non-practising registration if you are:

  • Qualified for registration in the relevant health profession;
  • Not disqualified under law from applying, or being registered; and
  • Able to meet any other requirements stated in the registration standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


One year.


30 November.



Fees are listed on the attached document.


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Administering agency

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Act(s) name

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (ACT) Act 2010 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, ACT AHPRA Office
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Operating address:
RSM Bird Cameron Building
103-105 Northbourne Avenue
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9958
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


1300 419 495


03 8708 9001

Supporting information


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