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 2022 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Clinical Meetings

  • Clinical Meeting – Saturday 11th March 2023

    8.30am-11.30am Sunshine Coast

  • Clinical Meeting – Saturday 20th May 2023

    8.30am-11.30am RBWH TBC

  • Annual Conference and AGM - Saturday 19th August 2023

    8.00am-5.00pm Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • National Conference concurrent with RANZCO – Saturday 21st October 2023

    8.00am-5.00pm Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • Clinical Meeting - Saturday 4th November 2023

    8.30am-11.30am 35 year Anniversay ZOOM TBC

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 typically held at either:
Greenslopes Private Hospital
Newdegate Street
Greenslopes Q 4120
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport Q 4215

  • Saturday 4th February 2023

    Strategic Meeting Venue TBA

  • Saturday 22nd April 2023

    Brisbane Venue TBA

  • Saturday 15th July 2023

    Gold Coast Venue TBC

  • Saturday 7th October 2023

    Brisbane Venue TBC