Who we are

About Eyecare Recruitment

Eyecare Recruitment – formerly Optom Locum and Recruitment Service

A little more than 20 years ago, Phillip needed assistance at his OPSM store at Waringah Mall in Sydney but couldn’t find any optometrist locum agencies so decided to set up his own. Phillip Fent Locum Services was founded in 2001.

Phillip Fent Locum Services, then became Optom Locum and Recruitment Service and more recently, as we are now providing recruitment services to the whole Eyecare Profession, we have rebranded to Eyecare Recruitment.

We are now the largest and most well known and trusted Eyecare specific recruitment service in Australia. We have more than 2000 registered candidates on our database and we have many long standing relationships with employers.

Phillip and Sally run the business from their offices in Melbourne.

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Australia & NZ Specialist Eyecare Recruitment and Locum Agency

Eyecare Recruitment – formerly Optom Locum and Recruitment Service


Candidates registered


Years experience


Our Top Notch Team

Philip Fent


Sally Fent


Liette Zografos

Operations Manager/ Recruitment Consultant

Leeza Williams

Business Development Manager/ Recruitment

Frequently asked questions

Explore our comprehensive FAQs designed to address the unique needs and questions of optometrists, optical staff, and prospective locum job recruits. Whether you’re seeking insights into eye care practices, career opportunities, or recruitment processes, our FAQ section provides valuable information to help you make informed decisions and navigate your journey in the world of optometry.

Do I need to be registered for GST?2023-10-17T00:01:45+00:00

If you earn above 80K per year, you need to register for GST. In time, you may need to operate through a company, Trust or Partnership. We recommend that you speak to your accountant for advice.

Do I get training on the software and products?2023-10-16T23:59:52+00:00

Yes, if you are new to a practice or store , we provide you with a checklist to work through with the manager who will provide on the job training.

How much work will I get?2023-10-16T23:56:55+00:00

Depending on how much locum work is around. Some locums can get all year round work and book themselves well in advance.

How do I register?2023-10-16T23:49:58+00:00

Click on the sign-up button and enter your details you will then be added to our obligation free mailing list, all current vacancies are listed and you can apply via the link.

How much do I get paid?2023-10-16T23:52:29+00:00

Regional work pays up to $120 per hour +GST and more for the last minute and emergency placements. Optoms who choose to locum with us work when they want. Some long term locums can earn more than double what they have earned in the past

Are there any join up fees?2023-10-16T23:53:28+00:00

There is no charge to register with us.

Are travel and accommodation paid?2023-10-16T23:54:43+00:00

Yes, all travel expenses are paid for , including a hire car where needed.

Real-life results

We generate results for our customers

“Knowledgeable in the industry and great follow up”

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Stella, Employer

“Good service, friendly recruiters, trusted by industry.”

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Raymonda, Employer

“Very professional, proactive and a great advocate for you to future employers.”

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Valerie, Candidate

“Leeza has been very hands on and helpful with assisting me find the job suited for me. She’s very knowledgeable and approachable all the time. I would definitely recommend her to my friends.”

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Kathleen Ann, Candidate

“Leeza has always been a fantastic communicator and pro active with helping us recruit the right people.”

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Sandy, Employer

“Leeza was very professional and suggested jobs that matched my experience.”

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Claire, Candidate

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