Membership fees are based on a loyalty program.
Membership includes 3 levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze; new members begin at the Bronze level and progress towards Gold with each successive year of membership renewal. Those who retain their membership for longer are rewarded through a discounted membership rate – approximately 15% for silver and 30% for Gold on the Federal membership fees. Note: there are no discounted rates for Overseas Associates. However, Students who are members for more than two years are eligible for discounted rates as graduates and Gold membership. The Membership year is from 1 July – 30 June (Australian financial year). Existing members can renew their membership online using the Renew Membership page. Membership renewal fees are payable before 30 June each year. There are 4 types of OA Membership to choose from:
An orthoptist working in an eye related field who is a graduate of an orthoptic course recognised by the association.
1st year of membership $485 incl. GST
An orthoptist working in an eye related field who is a graduate of an orthoptic course recognised by the association and who is engaged in part time work which on average includes no more than eight (8) hours per week.
1st year of membership $315 incl. GST
An orthoptist not engaged in eye health related employment in Australia who is a graduate of an orthoptic course recognised by the association.
A student enrolled in an orthoptic program of study recognised by the association.
Graduates who have qualified within the past 12 months (New Graduate) or 24 months (Graduate) by an orthoptic program of study recognised by the association. Note that the new graduate and graduate options only apply to orthoptists who were members of the association as students. If this is not the case please select the bronze membership from the Ordinary, Part-time or Associate categories as appropriate.