Registration as a Veterinary Surgeon - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to practise as a veterinary surgeon or specialist in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Practising as a veterinary surgeon involves:

  • Attending to the health of animals;
  • Giving advice on the health and welfare of animals, public health and the safety of food derived from animals;
  • The study of the health and welfare of animals;
  • The prevention of animal diseases;
  • Diagnosis, and medical or surgical treatment, of disease or injury in animals;
  • Prescribing medicines for veterinary purposes; and
  • Providing veterinary certificates.

There are several registration types available:

  • Standard registration;
  • Short-term registration;
  • Conditional registration; and
  • Specialist area registration.

Mutual recognition arrangements are in place if you are registered in another state, territory or in New Zealand. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Satisfy the suitability to practice requirements;
  • Have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English;
  • Be covered by insurance;
  • Be considered generally competent;
  • Have the relevant qualifications and experience to allow you to practise; and
  • Pay the relevant application fees.

If you have gained your qualifications outside of Australia you must provide evidence of having passed the necessary examination in Australia. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

Registration expires on 30 June each year.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$408.00

Initial registration

Application$276.00Short-term initial registration
Application$338.00Mutual recognition registration
Application$203.00

Short-term mutual registration

Lodgement

Apply

Please lodge your application and any accompanying documentation directly with the Agency.


Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
Parks and Conservation

Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 2015 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Regulation 2015 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Veterinary Surgeons Board
Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
Parks and Conservation


Operating address:
Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Lyneham
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 6207 0012

Fax:

02 6207 6148
vetboard@act.gov.au

Website:

http://www.tccs.act.gov.au/about-us/veterinary-surgeons-board Opens in a new browser window

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