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Branch Fellowships

NSW: Clinical fellowship for overseas doctors

The expertise in the University Department is in the areas of glaucoma, cornea and external eye disease, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and medical retina in adults and children. The special investigation techniques include fluorescein angiography indocyannine green, electrophysiology and optical coherence tomography.

Prof Peter McCluskey
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Sydney

PO Box 4337
Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: +61 2 9382 7302
Fax: +61 2 9382 7372

NSW: Medical retinal fellowship, Vitreo-retinal fellowship, and Glaucoma fellowship

Prof Mitchell has wide experience in epidemiology and in particular, medical retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy.

Prof Paul Mitchell
Department of Ophthalmology
Westmead Hospital

Cnr Hawkesbury & Darcy Roads,
Westmead NSW 2145
Phone: +61 2 9845 7960
Fax: +61 2 9845 6117

VIC: Research Fellowships and post doctoral students

Go to the Centre for Eye Research Australia for more information or contact Prof Keith Martin.

Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA)
32 Gisborne Street,
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: +61 3 9929 8368
Fax: +61 3 9662 3859

VIC: Opportunities Eye and Ear Hospital Fellowship

Go to the Clinical Fellowships through the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital website for more information.

HMO Manager
Eye & Ear Hospital
32 Gisborne Street,
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: +61 3 9929 8666
Fax: +61 3 9663 7203

WA: Research and Clinical Fellowship at Lions Eye Institute

Go to the website for more information or contact

Lions Eye Institute
2 Verdun Street,
Nedlands, WA 6009

NZ: One Year Pre-vocational Clinical Research Fellowships in Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Centre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland offers the following vacancies:

One Year Pre-vocational Clinical Research Fellowships in Ophthalmology (Approx. 50:50 Clinical/Research)

  1. Maurice and Phyllis Paykel fellowship in cornea and anterior segment
  2. Crosslinking and anterior segment clinical research fellowship
  3. Medical Retina clinical research fellowship
  4. Neuro-ophthalmology clinical research fellowship

The anticipated start date for these clinical research posts will be 1 February 2023.

These positions are open to junior medical staff with a medical qualification registrable in New Zealand who have an interest in pursuing ophthalmology as a career.  The positions have a 50:50 to 70:30 clinical:clinical research composition depending on candidate experience and research project involvement. A draft copy of the position description is attached. Also attached example timetable to be updated at  time of interview.

Interviews will be held on Friday 15 July 2022. If you are interested in one or all of these posts please submit an up-to-date CV, cover letter and names of at least 2 referees by email to Hutokshi Chinoy at Please submit these documents as one single PDF file.

The last date for receiving applications is Friday 1 July 2022.

Other Fellowships

APAO International Fellowship Program 2022-2023

The APAO International Fellowship Programme (IFP) is open to all from APAO member societies. Recommendations for up to two applicants who will receive priority in the internal selection process.

Applicants should fulfill all the following criteria:

  1. From an APAO member nation
  2. Have completed basic residency training in ophthalmology; advantages will be given to those having completed a subspecialty training program
  3. Published at least 1 original scientific article in an indexed peer-reviewed journal
  4. Fulfill the special requirements of respective APAO International Training Centres
  5. Should be younger than age 40.

To complete the application, the two nominees can apply online or send APAO the completed Application Form, their CVs, certificates, testimonials, reference letters and one published article.

Should you have any queries, please contact Ms Helen Liang at


Applications close 30 June 2022.

Ophthalmology Fellow position at Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs, and specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia.

The ophthalmologists and orthoptists working in the Ophthalmology Department provide a comprehensive service including assessment, investigation and management of a wide range of eye and vision problems.

Applications for a full time Ophthalmology Fellow are now open. The position will commence on 6 February 2023 for 12 months.

The successful applicant must undergo a police and working with children check. All international medical graduate applicants will need to refer to the AHPRA website to ensure they have passed the necessary English language test.


For more information, please see the position description or contact Giuseppina Di Gregorio at 03 9345 6347 or via email.


Applications close 8 July 2022.

2023 Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship at Fremantle Hospital

Applications are open for a 12-month fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery with the Department of ophthalmology based at Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia.

The position is suited to a senior trainee registrar who has completed or in the process of completing their primary specialty training in ophthalmology. Prior vitreoretinal surgical experience is not essential, but competency in cataract surgery, performing retinal laser and intravitreal injections essential.


For more information, please visit the MedJobsWA or JobsWA websites. Alternatively, you may contact Tricia Lyle on 08 9431 2539 or via email for additional information.


Applications close 4pm AWST 1 July 2022.

Last updated: June 9, 2022

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