The Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association National Council (AONANC/National Council) is a partnership between the Australian State based Ophthalmic Nursing Associations of NSW, QLD, WA  and VIC (with VIC managing  sub-branches in SA and TAS, and independent members in NT), to collaborate on key national activities. Formalised in November 2016, the objectives are to:

  • Provide professional representation for ophthalmic nurses
  • Develop and maintain national standards, statements, and recommendations relating to the practice of ophthalmic nursing
  • Provide advice and collaboration if requested, for any post graduate education or ophthalmic learning opportunity
  • Seek to include ophthalmic nurses in the wider national and global visual dialogue and strategies, and their participation in sector initiatives
  • Provide a national point-of-contact to other external stakeholders and interested parties wishing to engage the national ophthalmic nursing community
  • Encourage member engagement and collaboration with national research and innovation projects and opportunities
  • Share information on meetings, conferences and workshops and support the publication of a national newsletter
  • Promote the profession of ophthalmic nursing
  • Act as the national consultative body on issues affecting ophthalmic nurses.

Becoming a member

Membership is automatic to members of AONANC State and Sub-Branch Partner. Please contact your State for registration details.


NSW Joanna McCulloch - National Secretary  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
QLD Amanda Wylie   
  Carmen Newman   
  Pene Gill  
VIC Heather Machin - VIC  
  Anne Lentakis - SA   
  Vacant - TAS   
  Anna Huigen - NT  
WA Andrea Montague - National Chair  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Jo Djamil    
  Vicki Drury  
  Cathy Ash