How to Apply

To obtain benefits through the Victorian Eyecare Service you need to submit an Application. An online submission is the quickest and easiest way this can be done. Alternatively, application forms are available from the VES office, VES participating practitioners and is also available for download in pdf format.  Send you completed application form to:

Victorian Eyecare Service
Corner Keppel and Cardigan Streets Carlton 3053
Telephone:  1300 303 125 (cost of a local call excluding calls from mobiles) or 03 9349 7434
Facsimile:     9349 7498

Upon receipt of your application form, your eligibility will be assessed.  You will be notified in writing and if eligible, a claim form will be sent to you. There is generally a waiting time for the issue of claim forms as a result of high demand.

Once you have received your claim form, use the VES Participating Optometrist Directory to choose the VES participating practitioner you wish to see and make your own appointment. Take your claim form to your selected practitioner. The optometrist will complete the claim form and send it to the VES office.

If you have an urgent need for eye care you should discuss your problem with a participating practitioner as soon as possible. However, if you wish to obtain VES subsidy for glasses, you may wish to wait until a claim form is issued.

For residents of metropolitan Melbourne, please refer to Eye Care Services in Metropolitan Melbourne.

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