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To join the ADONZ, simply complete our online form below.

If you are a NZ registered DO or a student enrolled in a recognized optical dispensing course please apply now.  You will be invoiced for membership fees once your application is received and processed.

If you are working less than 2 days per week, please contact our office for information on reduced membership fees.

If you are a retired member of ADONZ, please contact the office for information about our Retired Membership options.

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Membership Fees

Full: $620.00
Student: $25.00
Associate (Non-practicing DO): $130.00

Resources available for our members

  • Dispensing Optics magazine from ABDO – available in your messages when you log in
  • Greatly reduced Annual Conference fees
  • CPD accredited webinars FREE for members
  • Your Member News (Our monthly newsletter emailed direct to members with additional resources available inside).
  • Job vacancies are listed FREE in Your Member News / Facebook / LinkedIn / Member messages when logged in.  There is a small charge of $20 for non-members to list vacancies.
  • ADONZ Dispensing Optician Brochures are FREE for members
  • ADONZ Badge


Other Resources

ADONZ Annual wage survey

Dispensing Opticians Practice Standards

Practice Standards and Guidelines are also available on the ODOB website.

Register to Practice in NZ

  • Please contact the Optometrists & Dispensing Opticians Board
    – View Website

Overseas Applicant Guidelines

  • OptiBlocks is the education division of ADONZ.
    It undertakes the examinations of overseas applicants to
    become registered to practice as a Dispensing Optician
    in New Zealand.  Initial assessments are conducted by ODOB, and applicants are referred to OptiBlocks once their assessment is completed.  For more information about the process please see our current guidelines here (these guidelines are under review): OptiBlocks Overseas Assessment Guide 12-2023

Search the Registers

Please use the search section at – ODOB Health

News & Updates

2024 ADONZ Annual Conference and Graduation

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2024 Annual Conference and Graduation Rydges Wellington Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September 2024 For an outline of our conference weekend (including registration fees) click here..  Registrations will open in…

ADONZ office

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The office is open part time, variable hours (usually afternoons) on weekdays only.  If you have questions, please email:   Emails are checked regularly when the office is open and…

ADONZ 2023 Wage and Work Survey

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Annual Wage Surveys are conducted at the end of each year and the results are published on the Resources page. Wage survey information from December 2023 has been collated and…

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Postal Address: PO Box 137 Morrinsville, 3340
Phone: 07 824 1044