Accreditation as an Animal Research Establishment - New South Wales

Service summary

This accreditation is required by corporations intending to use animals for teaching or research purposes. Please be aware that your establishment cannot be accredited without a properly constituted Animal Ethics Committee (AEC). The committee approves and oversees the animal research carried out by your establishment. Researchers cannot undertake procedures where animals are used without the approval of your establishment's AEC.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 accreditation you must provide:

  • The full names of the directors of the corporation;
  • The details of any prescribed offence that the corporation or any director of the corporation has been convicted of in the 3 years immediately preceding the application and details of any penalty imposed for the offence;
  • Particulars of the ethics committee for the corporation, including the qualifications of its members and terms of reference, meetings, decisions and procedures of, and inspections made by, the committee;
  • A list of the suppliers of animals to the corporation; and
  • A description of the areas where animals will be housed or used, the facilities and accommodation provided or intended to be provided for each species of animal, the number of animals held at the time of the application and the annual turnover of each species.

If your corporation is a school-based establishment you must provide:

  • The name and address of the school or schools at which animal research is carried out; and
  • Any other particulars that may be required.

If your corporation is not a school-based establishment you must provide:

  • The number of holders or proposed holders of animal research authorities supervised by the ethics committee for the corporation;
  • The number of staff involved in the care of animals for research and any training programs provided or intended to be provided for such staff;
  • The particulars of the animal care, husbandry and research procedures adopted by the corporation; and
  • Any other particulars that may be required.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Accreditation remains in force for 12 months for the initial application and 3 years if it is a renewal application.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$350.00

For less that 10 animal holders.

Application$700.00

For 11 to 75 animal holders.

Application$2,000.00

For more than 75 animal holders.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Biosecurity NSW

Act(s) name

Animal Research Act 1985 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Research Regulation 2010 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Animal Welfare Unit
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Biosecurity NSW


Operating address:
161 Kite Street
Orange
New South Wales 2800
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 21
Orange
New South Wales 2800

Phone:

02 6391 3149
animal.welfare@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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