Australian Orthoptic Board
PO Box 1035
Hampton North Vic 3188

Tel:    03 9005 1072
         (part time)
Fax:  03 9005 1089

Welcome to the Australian Orthoptic Board

About the AOB

The Australian Orthoptic Board is the registration body for orthoptists in Australia. The function of the registration board is to regulate the profession of orthoptics in order to protect the public. The Board holds a Register of suitably qualified orthoptists and investigates the professional conduct and fitness to practise of these registered orthoptists.

Register of Orthoptists The AOB Register of Orthoptists can be viewed here. It is the responsibility of the orthoptist to initiate and maintain biennial registration.

General registration is available to graduates of a degree program in orthoptics awarded by a university accredited by the Board (the University of Sydney and La Trobe University). AOB Registration is granted for a period of two years with the current biennium being 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2015. Registered Orthoptists are issued with a Certificate of Registration.
Registration renewal 2013-2015


Orthoptists wishing to apply for registration can obtain information here and are invited to apply at any time during the biennium. The full registration fee is payable regardless of when application is made during the biennial cycle.

International: If your orthoptic training was from a university or training institution outside of Australia, you will need to complete an 'international registration' application with full details of course subjects and content.

Continuing Professional Development

Certificate of Currency:
A Continuing Professional Development program is offered with a Certificate of Currency issued to registered orthoptists who accrue the prescribed number of CPD points.

The Private Health Insurance Act 2007 require a practitioner to be recognized by an accredited body before a Private Health Fund can give a rebate to patients. A CPD Certificate of Currency is recognised as qualification for Registrants who require a service provider number - further information.

10 Oct 12