A partnership promoting eye health and vision care

Our partners

Australian College of Optometry

Australian College of Optometry logo

The ACO is a proud partner of the Vision Initiative. Our work     in eyecare services, research and education has benefitted millions of patients across Australia and internationally.

The Australian College of Optometry:

  • provides primary, acute and specialist eye care services for disadvantaged communities
  • improves lives through research discoveries that preserve sight and prevent blindness
  • advances the profession through the education of current and future generations of optometrists.

Tel. 03 9349 7400


 Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association 

Tel. 03 9669 7400


Centre for Eye Research Australia

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) is at the forefront of ophthalmic research in Australia. Our mission is to eliminate vision loss and blindness.

Together with the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology, we deliver a comprehensive program of teaching, training and research. Our work covers the full spectrum of medical research, from basic discovery to understand disease processes better, through clinical research to improve diagnosis and treatment, to translation and applied research including better health service delivery, eye health education and program evaluation.

Tel. 03 9929 8360


Diabetes Victoria

Diabetes Victoria is the leading charity and peak consumer body working to reduce the impact of diabetes.

We are committed to minimising the impact of diabetes in the community, helping all people affected by diabetes and contributing to the search for a cure. Our work covers type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as programs for people at risk.

Tel. 03 9696 2020


Networking Health Victoria 

Networking Health Victoria (NHV) is a state level organisation working with Medicare Locals to better integrate general practice, other primary health care providers and the broader state health system to meet the healthcare needs of the Victorian Community.

NHV facilitates relationships between organisations, provides programs addressing prevention and chronic disease management in primary care, and provides networks on key issues in primary care.

Tel. 03 9341 5200


Guide Dogs Victoria logoGuide Dogs Victoria

Guide Dogs Victoria transforms lives for Victorians living with vision impairment by providing freedom and independence through a range of free services.

Our iconic Guide Dogs assist hundreds of Victorians every day to live a fuller life and reduce barriers to participation in society. Funded     completely by generous donations and gifts in wills from the public, our Guide Dogs are provided for free and become a guide, a symbol of freedom and a best friend. We work with children from 4 years of age to develop the skills and confidence to fulfil every opportunity and lead a life of their choosing. We support individuals impacted by stroke and brain injury to assist their transition in coping with lifestyle changes, utilising their remaining vision and other senses to regain safe and independent mobility.

Tel. 1800 804 805


Optometry Victoria

Optometry Victoria is a member-based organisation providing professional information, support, and education for registered optometrists practising primarily in Victoria.

Professional services, information, resources, policy and advocacy, continuing professional development and other activities to support the work of practising optometrists, support members in practising to the highest standards, and ensure vision care is a priority in the Victorian community.

Tel. 03 9652 9100


Pharmaceutical Society of Australia logoPharmaceutical Society of Australia

A professional peak body representing all pharmacists.

Provides advocacy, professional development and practice support to all pharmacists.

Tel. 03 9389 4000


Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital 

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is Australia’s only specialist eye, ear, nose and throat hospital and has been providing care for the senses for over 150 years.

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is a world class specialist hospital in eye and ear care that provides services across Victoria. The Eye and Ear has over 50 different outpatient clinics for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of vision and hearing loss and provides a 24 hour emergency eye and ear, nose, and throat health service. In 2012-13 the Eye and Ear cared for around 250,000 patients, with over 195,000 outpatients, nearly 40,000 emergency patients and nearly 13,000 inpatients.

Tel. 0 3 9929 8666


Sunsmart logoSunSmart

SunSmart aims to minimise the human cost of skin cancer in Victoria. We have also taken a leadership role promoting a balance between the benefits and harms of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure and the links with vitamin D.

SunSmart implements a combination of interventions to affect individual sun protective behaviours balanced with advocacy for broader environmental and legislative change. 90% of Victorian early Childhood Centres and Primary Schools are members of the SunSmart Program. SunSmart also works with secondary schools, workplaces, health professionals, local government and sporting clubs to promote a healthy UV exposure. This intensive community-level work is underpinned by population-wide media campaigns that communicate key messages and reinforce positive social norms around tanning and sun protection.

Tel. 03 9635 5271


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Tel. 02 9690 1001


Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation 

Tel. 03 9411 9411


Vision Australia                                                                                                            

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.

We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life. Vision Australia provides services to clients with varying degrees of vision loss. Our services meet the diverse and changing needs of the individual over a lifetime.

Tel. 1300 84 74 66


Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia represents around 50 member organisations involved in: local and global eye care; health promotion; low vision support; vision rehabilitation; eye research; professional assistance and community support.

Tel. 1300 84 74 66