The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is the only dedicated eye and ear hospital in Victoria. Junior Medical Staff work alongside world renowned leaders in the fields of Ophthalmology and Ear Nose Throat (ENT). Remuneration and conditions of service are in accordance with the current Doctors in Training Agreement.

Our accredited registrar training posts in Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Anaesthesia are generally filled via the relevant Colleges. Please see their websites for eligibility:

Prospective applicants are advised to register their interest to receive notifications about future job opportunities. Register your interest here.

If you are an international medical graduate, please click here for more details in relation to appointment requirements.

General Ophthalmology Fellow Program / Medical Officer

The General Ophthalmology Fellow (GOF)/Medical Officer will provide an in-hours and out-of-hours service to the hospital in general and specialist ophthalmology. In addition, the Fellow is expected to do some night shifts. They are often the most senior clinician in Emergency Department and will be involved in complicated cases and supervision and teaching junior registrars.

GOFs will undertake unsupervised cataract surgery depending on experience. Also, if not already, GOFs will  become credentialed with laser retinopexies, peripheral iridotomies and tap and inject for endophthalmitis.

For overseas trained applicants, the position is a proven pathway to understanding the Australian system and culture and how to manager ophthalmology patients in both the clinics and emergency department settings. You will have the opportunity to learn from eminent ophthalmologists and be part of the Eye and Ear ethos of learning and excellence.  This includes participating in the monthly teaching activities. The General Ophthalmology Fellow will provide support dependent upon your circumstances and what you wish to achieve through your journey at the Eye and Ear.

Successful applicants have usually completed at least 4 years of ophthalmology residency prior to commencing a Medical Officer role and have passed the RACE or equivalent. It is a requirement that all candidates complete an international police check via the Fit2work website, as well as a national police check from all relevant countries that the applicant has resided in the past for more than 6 months, including the current country of residence.

Chief Ophthalmology Registrar

The Chief Ophthalmology Registrar is ideally suited to a RANZCO trainee who has completed two basic and two advanced training years. This position requires personal leadership qualities from an advanced trainee in Ophthalmology who is interested in combining a clinical role with a liaison role for junior medical staff in their education and training requirements. The registrar will also be involved in recruitment and development of rotations for registrars for the following training year. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop required RANZCO competencies, particularly in the domains of Communicator, Manager and Scholar.

ENT Unaccredited Registrars

The ENT Unaccredited Registrars will have a minimum of three years general medical postgraduate experience which includes considerable Otolaryngology training. They are mainly based in the 24 hour Emergency Department at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and provide high quality services to otolaryngology patients. They attend the Rhinology, Otology, Head and Neck, Paediatric and Acute ENT clinics. The ENT Unaccredited Registrars may attend Theatre as rostered and participate in educational and audit activities in both Outpatient/Emergency Department and Operating Theatre settings. They will be involved in teaching junior medical staff.

Hospital Medical Officer – Ophthalmology and ENT (Wards)

The ward-based third year post-graduation Hospital Medical Officer will cover both ENT and Ophthalmology inpatients. The HMO will attend ward rounds and support the Registrars and Fellows with the day to day demands of the busy wards. It is envisaged that other duties may include pre-admission and angio clinics, as well as occasional cover in the Emergency Department and other clinics as required. This sought-after post is appealing to those who are considering a career in either Ophthalmology or ENT and provides the opportunity to attend various educational sessions and tutorials. In addition, the HMO is expected to do some night shifts as required.

Emergency Medicine Registrar

The Emergency Registrar provides emergency medicine services to The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, whilst obtaining clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of ENT and Ophthalmology emergency department presentations. Applicants must be trainees of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. All Emergency Registrars are seconded to the Eye and Ear Hospital. We do not recruit directly.


Positions for 2024 are currently being advertised. Prospective applicants are advised to register their interest to receive notifications about future Fellowship advertisements.

Please note the special English Language requirements for all International Medical Graduates. These Fellowship applicants are strongly advised to undertake a recognised English language test well in advance of their Fellowship application. Please refer to the AHPRA website for current requirements.

Fellowships are available in the following sub-specialties: