Graduate opportunities in beautiful Hervey Bay


Just a three-and-a-half hour drive from Brisbane, and with a regional airport just 10 minutes away with daily flights to Brisbane and Sydney, why not consider commencing your career as a Graduate Optometrist in the aquatic paradise that is Hervey Bay?

Hervey Bay is a picturesque, coastal city and one of the best places in Australia to experience nature in the wild including the humpback whales who migrate here yearly. Stroll along the Esplanade for alfresco cafes and shops, picnic areas, playgrounds and a vibrant marina. Take a day trip to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and a haven for nature lovers. Adventure seekers can skydive and land on a tropical island or hop on a sport fishing charter to land a trophy fish.

About the company…

Specsavers’ arrival in Australia and New Zealand has been one of the most exciting eye health and retail success stories to date, with over 380 stores across Australia and New Zealand. We are a multi-award winning retail organisation with achievements in innovation and have been recognised as an Employer of Choice.

With 1,800 stores globally serving more than 32 million customers worldwide, Specsavers is proud to be leading, shaping and defining the future of the optical profession, ensuring more and more Aussies and Kiwis have access to the best value eye care wherever they are.

About the position…

Specsavers Hervey Bay Central and Hervey Bay Pialba pride themselves on delivering exceptional quality service to all customers. Our Central store has three fully equipped test rooms, and the Pialba store has one. Both stores see a high number of patients over the age of 40, meaning they see a lot of age-related disease. The Hervey Bay teams are friendly and hardworking, with an optometry mentor who has experience successfully coaching and mentoring graduates. Both stores have access to cutting edge technology, including an OCT.

The Hervey Bay teams are looking to employ two new graduates who are team players, have a good work ethic and a patient-first attitude. If you and a friend choose to go together you will avail of our our ‘Go with a Friend’ financial incentive.

Hervey Bay are open to creating a fantastic, competitive and bespoke package for the right graduates – please get in touch to find out more.

About the Specsavers Graduate Program…

Joining the Hervey Bay team as a Graduate Optometrist will also give you access to the Specsavers Graduate Program, an unrivalled development and mentorship program that provides you with the clinical and commercial knowledge to grow in your field, as well as the tools and training to excel in store and in your local community.

What’s on offer?

  • Extensive mentorship throughout the program
  • Access to 100 CPD points and professional development events every year
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance and AHPRA registration
  • Incredible sign-on bonus for regional locations
  • Competitive salary package and allowances

At Specsavers you will be part of the driving force bringing Optometry to the forefront of the healthcare industry, and making a significant difference in saving people’s sight. Specsavers’ success is there for all to see; it’s been done through the energy, imagination and determination of our people, and our people are the lifeblood of our business. That’s why we are committed to helping our valued employees reach their full potential by investing in their development and rewarding their commitment.

If you are currently studying optometry and graduating this year, or a recent graduate of optometry/vision science and seeking your new role, then why not start at Specsavers.

Sound like a company you want to be part of? Why wait! For more information on these opportunities and how Specsavers can feature in your future career, send through your enquiries to Sarah Lee on or 0477 012 249.