About Us

About Us

Association governance

Optometry Australia is the peak organisation for optometrists in Australia.

Optometry Tasmania works with the national body to assist members to achieve their career goals and aspirations for the profession.

Vision statement

Optometry - the cornerstone of eye care.

Our commitment

To serve and care for the Tasmanian community through the establishment, enrichment and extension of the role of optometrists as primary eye care providers.

The Association promotes eye health and good vision and is committed to reducing the incidence of avoidable blindness.


Mission statement

The Association achieves its mission by:

  • Advocating on behalf of optometry to create a social, political and economic environment that gives maximum opportunities for the successful practice of optometry;

  • Growing optometry as a respected and satisfying profession;

  • Providing members with tools and services to assist them in their work; and

  • Soundly and effectively leading the profession and managing the Association.

Key areas

The following represent key areas of our strategic planning framework, and the specific tasks that we undertake to shape our environment:

  • Advocacy and profile;

  • Professional development;

  • Membership;

  • Co-operative alliances;

  • Administration;

  • Governance and leadership; and

  • Finance and marketing.

Governance documents

Report of the President, Karen Garner - Annual General Meeting 2012

Report of the President, Karen Garner - Annual General Meeting 2011

 Association Rules