Bupa Optical Careers

Be at the heart of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Join more than 22,000 Bupa health and care professionals across Australia and New Zealand who are making this a reality. In the optical area this includes stores in over 40 locations Australia-wide. If you've got the belief, the drive and the talent to help us in our ambition then we’d like to hear from you. We trust, respect and consider everyone, knowing your difference will make the difference.

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"Bupa Optical & Hearing is an emerging as a leader in the Optical industry, matching our dedication to the customer with a proposition that sets us apart. We put our team members first, enabling them to develop and grow to deliver an unrivalled experience to our customers."

Guneet Sawhney, Director Bupa Optical & Hearing

Bupa Optical as seen from the inside

Time to care

For Optometrists, clinical and treatment decisions are your call. 30-minute appointments ensure you have the time to assess each customer’s needs to provide the best possible eye care. All with the support of a great team.

"30-minute appointments allow me to do the work I’m passionate about."

Mel Wang, Optometrist

Mel’s story: My time to care


You’ll be welcomed into a professional, yet warmly-supportive culture, where everyone has a voice to shape things. It all starts with respecting and integrating personal career goals and family life-work values at individual store level.

"They know we need our time, so we can give 100% to our work as well."

Noreen Khan, Optometrist

Noreen's story: Realising my Year Five vision

Professional growth

You’ll have the team, tools and opportunities to grow and succeed in your career. Motivating professional environments and modern equipment enable you to fully focus on providing great customer outcomes.

"It’s a great place to work, the culture is good, the work is good, you’re really helping people out. It’s not just retail… it’s something you can really pursue as a career."

Nicole Hibbert, Optical Dispenser

Nicole’s story: Beyond the sunglasses girl

Inclusive culture

At Bupa, your wellbeing and story are respected and valued. We celebrate diversity and embrace differences, creating a place where every team member has a real role in achieving our culture of care.

"The best you can do when you start at Bupa is to bring all of yourself."

Kate Dee, People Director Australia & New Zealand

Kate’s story: Bring all of yourself


Permanent team members will enjoy many extra benefits.

  • Tailored corporate uniform
  • Flexibility to achieve CPD points
  • Reimbursement of AHPRA and Optometry Australia fees
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing support for you and your family
  • Discounted optical products
  • Savings on private health cover
  • Travel, home, car and pet insurance discounts
  • Paid domestic violence leave
  • Flu vaccines


Hear Ian’s story about why working at Bupa Optical gives you the benefit of freedom to focus.