Our public website and MyODOB are currently down due to an outage with our online services provider.

At this stage we have received no confirmation on when these services will be back online.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.


Our office will be closed from midday Friday, 23 December 2022 and will reopen on Monday 9 January 2023.
Any queries or applications received in this time will be replied to on return.
For any urgent matters, please contact the Registrar at registrar@odob.health.nz.
We wish you all a safe and happy holiday period.



Application forms

REG 1 - Registration application - ALL registrants (except Australia)
REG4 - TTMR - Australian registered
APC1 - practising certificate application - ALL except new grads
APC2 - practising certificate application - NZ New Grads
Provider CPD Event Accreditation Guidelines and Application
Individual Activity Accreditation Application

Other documents and resources

Annual Report 2022
Annual Report 2021
Annual Report 2020

Consultation Paper - Inclusion of the University of Western Australia, Doctor of Optometry,
in the list of accredited programmes for registration in the Optometry scope of practice



For assistance, please contact our office as below. Registered practitioners should note their registration number in any communication to the Board.


General enquires (non-urgent) - request for information, forms, policies, standards documents, fees etc

Ali Watt - Office administrator
Email: enquiries@odob.health.nz
Tel: +64 4 381 9075


Register verification, registration and practising certificate matters, complaints/notifications

Raj Kaur - Deputy Registrar
Email: raj.kaur@odob.health.nz
Tel: +64 4 474 0702


Urgent matters, end of cycle recertification (CPD, CPR etc), self-audits

Elmarie Stander
Email: Elmarie.stander@odob.health.nz
Tel: +64 4 474 0705


Send us mail
PO Box 9644,
Wellington 6141

If you want to courier a document the physical address is:

Level 5, 22 Willeston Street,
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Emails sent to cpd@odob.health.nz and registrations@odob.health.nz are also still being monitored.

Thank you for your patience while we work through any emails and queries in the interim.