Specsavers Benalla/Wangaratta (VIC) – Graduate Optometrist Opportunity

8 April 2021

Specsavers Benalla/Wangaratta have an opportunity for a graduate optometrist to join their patient focused and friendly team on a full-time basis.

Why Specsavers

At Specsavers we are number one for eye tests with more Australians and New Zealanders choosing us than any other optometrist. 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.

The Store

Optometry partner Jason, and Retail Partner Bev own and operate both the Benalla and Wangaratta stores, meaning you will have the opportunity to work across two different stores on a regular basis.

Test rooms

  • Benalla: 2
  • Wangaratta: 2


  • Benalla: Older demographic
  • Wangaratta: Slightly younger to middle aged

Areas of special interest:

  • Therapeutics
  • Acute ocular care


Being the only clinic in a 40km radius, Benalla has great exposure to a range of pathology and opportunity for scope of practice with an emphasis on mentoring.

They also have excellent existing relationships with local ophthalmologists, with whom placements can be arranged, as well as GPs and hospitals.

Given the older demographic, they are very flexible with testing times, and have a  welcoming and open staff culture.

Both Benalla and Wangaratta are only a 2 to 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne and are situated close to the snow at Mount Buller, Hotham and Falls Creek, as well as lakes and hiking tracks.

There are also world-renowned wineries and breweries and award-winning restaurants in close proximity.

They sponsor the local football teams, golf and racing clubs, with many other sporting clubs on offer as well.

About the role:

  • Attractive package on offer including up to $5,000 relocation allowance
  • Excellent ongoing career development opportunities
  • Loyal patient base along with great relationships created with local Ophthalmologists

What are the perks of being a newly qualified optometrist with Specsavers?

As a newly qualified Optometrist on the Graduate Program, you will experience –

  • One to one mentorship in store with your Primary Mentor
  • Tiered support system, starting with your Primary Optometry Mentor, as well Regional and Peer Mentors, Retail Support Team and friendly support office in Port Melbourne
  • Ongoing professional development events

Transform eye health with Specsavers

Specsavers is on a clear mission to transform eye health in Australia and New Zealand – and we would like you to join us on that mission. Our equipment and technology strategies, our close working relationships with key eye health stakeholders, and our major investments into optometry advancement and dispensing qualifications all contribute to a singular purpose – to transform the eye health of Australians and New Zealanders.

If you’re concerned at the 50% undiagnosed glaucoma cohort and the under-indexing of diabetic retinopathy screenings; if you’re worried that available in-store technology isn’t being used on every patient due to extra fees and charges; and if you’re alarmed at the under-investment in professional dispensing programs and technology – then we urge you to talk to us about how you can make a genuine impact at Specsavers.

Please contact Sarah Yearsley on sarah.yearsley@specsavers.com or 0477012249 for a confidential chat.