Specsavers was founded in the UK by optometrists Doug and Dame Mary Perkins in 1984 and today enjoys global success. With more than 1,700 stores across 10 countries, we are the world’s largest optical retailer and are fast establishing ourselves in the audiology market.
Each Specsavers business operates as a joint venture partnership, meaning the stores are part-owned and managed by its directors. They are supported by centralised teams of specialists within our Support Offices in areas such as marketing, accounting, IT and supply chain.
In 2007, we launched in the Australian market as a wholesale business. In 2008, we became a retailer, opening 100 stores in 100 days across Australia. In the same year we went on to open our first stores in New Zealand.
The Australian and New Zealand business has continued to grow, with more than 400 stores now operating across the Aus/NZ network – some with additional audiology clinics. We also have the largest optical manufacturing facility in the southern hemisphere, which opened in Port Melbourne in 2009.
Your future with Specsavers
We have multiple opportunities available for all levels of experience.
We have graduate positions, full-time roles, locum opportunities, and we can even discuss the pathway to partnership if you believe you are ready to look at store ownership. We also support future optometrists who are still undertaking their studies.
With collective annual sales across Australia and New Zealand of more than $1 billion, and a customer base of more than 7.5 million individuals across the two countries, there has never been a better time to talk to our team about what roles are available now and what is in the pipeline for our award-winning business.