Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists’ (RANZCO’s) mission is to drive improvements in eye healthcare through education, communication, collaboration and advocacy across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. RANZCO is focused on its commitment to best patient outcomes and quality education and training. This work is underpinned by ensuring evidence based decision making, leading collaboration nationally and internationally, and supporting collegiality throughout all stages of trainees’ and Fellows’ careers.

RANZCO’s mission will be delivered upon by way of five strategic priorities:

  • Education, Training and Accreditation: Facilitating the highest quality practice of ophthalmology through evidence based education, training and accreditation.
  • Advocacy and Awareness: Lead the policy debate as the trusted, authoritative source of information and research; and promote ophthalmology as a medical specialty, body of knowledge and career.
  • Member Engagement: Represent, support and foster our members’ interests; and build engagement, ownership and collegiality among them.
  • Standards: Set, monitor and maintain standards for the provision of highest quality ophthalmology practice in Australia and New Zealand.
  • College Activities: Deliver superior service and value to our members, partners and stakeholders to ensure ongoing sustainability.

RANZCO’s international development strategy is based on need, working in several countries across the Asia Pacific region where significant proportions of visual impairment occur. The College’s goal is to contribute to the reduction in avoidable blindness and vision impairment by taking a leadership role in ensuring high quality ophthalmic education and professional standards for eye care in the Asia-Pacific region.

Key objectives are:

  • To develop and promote professional standards in relation to the practice of eye care;
  • To foster, develop and promote educational and training opportunities; and
  • To build capacity for a skilled and sustainable ophthalmic workforce that meets eye care needs.

Contact Details:
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
94-98 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia