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HomeminewsOptoms Deregistration Imminent

Optoms Deregistration Imminent

Optometrists who have missed the November deadline to renew their registration risk being unable to practise, unless they lodge their application by the end of the year.

The Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) says optometrists were required to renew their registration by 30 November 2011.

Optometrists who have not done so are still able to renew their registration online until 31 December this year, but will have to pay a late fee on top of the normal registration fee.

Miss the 31 December deadline, and optometrists will not be able to practise optometry in Australia until a new application is approved. The OBA says neither it, nor the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency has any discretion on this.

Miss the 31 December deadline, and optometrists will not be able to practise optometry in Australia

If you have any questions about completing the application for registration renewal, contact AHPRA on 1300 419 495.

Optometrists who have completed their renewal application can check it has been received online at www.optometryboard.gov.au. Practitioners whose application to renew has been received are able to practise while their application is processed.