This page contains our calendars for clinical meetings and executive committee meetings. Clinical meetings are free to AONAQ members, but non-members are welcome to attend for a small fee.


Ophthalmic nursing in Australia is a diverse, ever-changing field affected by the changing nature of healthcare practices and new therapeutic developments and technological advances. Ongoing education and self-development are essential aspects of a nurse’s registration. We offer three educational seminars a year — our clinical meetings earning 3 CPD points each — and a conference, which earns 6 CPD points. Please see our events calendar below. A link to a flyer with more detail for each event will be added as their date approaches.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or an educational session for a clinical meeting, please send an email to

Our annual conference is always a huge success and a great networking opportunity. Click here to visit our dedicated conference page.

Please note: our 2020 conference has been rescheduled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Clinical Meetings

  • Clinical Meeting – Saturday 27th February

    Westside-Essence Suites Taringa

  • Clinical Meeting – Saturday 15th May

    Gold Coast University Hospital

  • Clinical Meeting - Saturday 21st August


  • Annual Conference concurrent with RANZCO-Saturday 20th November

    8.00am-5.00pm Brisbane Conference and Convention Centre


Executive Committee Meetings

Executive Committee Meetings are for our committee members only. Please submit any matters for discussion to the Secretary at least one week prior to the meeting date.

Executive Committee Meetings are held at either:
Greenslopes Private Hospital
Newdegate Street
Greenslopes Q 4120
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport Q 4215

  • Saturday 13th February

    Gold Coast University Hospital (strategic planning)

  • Saturday 17th April


  • Saturday 17th July


  • Saturday 14th August


  • Saturday 9th October

    Gold Coast University Hospital

  • Saturday 6th November