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Toughest Footrace on Earth!

We are delighted to have John Nicola of Optiqueline as Guest Speaker at the ACO-NVRI AGM next Wednesday 25th May.  John will speak about his experiences completing the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert last month, in order to raise funds for the NVRI’s Nicola Family Fund.   

Come along to hear about this amazing feat!
The evening will also include the launch of the 2015 Annual Report and Awards for Members and Staff.
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Stakeholder Invitation

2016 CPD Calendar 

ACO's new CPD Calendar for Continuous Professional Development for Optometrists is now available.  ACO CPD Calendar.

Bookings for all events can be done by 

  • phone  03 9349 7477
  • email the booking form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • fax booking form to 03 9349 7559 or
  • book online through the Member Page.


See ACO Website Professional Development for more information and booking forms.


Congratulations ACO-COT Graduates

cot grads 2016

Congratulations to the latest graduates of the Australian College of Optometry's Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics! They were honored at a graduation ceremony at the ACO recently, more here

 Patient and Clinical Services


The Australian College of Optometry provides low cost eye-care services to eligible Victorians through clinics in Melbourne metropolitan areas, outreach programs or by a network of private optometrists in rural Victoria.

You are eligible to attend our clinics if you have:

  • a Pensioner Concession Card, or

  • a Health Care Card

If you have an enquiry or would like to make an appointment please contact us on 03 9349 7400.





Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and pay our respect to their culture, and their past and present Elders.   We also pay respect to Indigenous cultures and Elders from other lands.