The Optometry Board of Australia has frozen its registration fees for 2018–2019 at AU$300. The annual renewal fee will apply from 10 September 2018 and covers the registration period for most practitioners of 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019.
The National Boards, which regulate the fifteen registered health professions under Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, announces registration fees each year.
Registration in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme means health practitioners can register once and practise anywhere in Australia.
Along with the Optometry Board of Australia, six other National Boards – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy, Osteopathy, and Podiatry National Boards announced frozen fees. Four National Boards increased fees by up to 3 per cent.
Registration fees support the development of national standards for the professions, to ensure the trust people place in registered health practitioners is being met through practitioners who are fully trained and competent to practise.
Fees are published on the National Board websites.