Registration as a Veterinarian - Northern Territory

Service summary

Persons intending to practise as Veterinarians must be registered with the Veterinary Board of the Northern Territory. The qualifications for registration are prescribed in schedule 1 of the Veterinarians Regulations.

Qualified veterinarians may make application to the Advisory Committee on Veterinary Specialists to be recognised as a Veterinary Specialist.

Applicants who are registered in another State or Territory, or in New Zealand, may apply for registration under mutual recognition legislation.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The requirements for registration as a Veterinarian are specified in Section 11 of the Veterinarians Act 2012 and in Regulation 4. The requirements for registration as a Veterinary Specialist are specified in Section 15 of the Act.


Calendar year.


Registration Fees:

  • Primary Registration: $172 (for majority practice in the NT.

  • Secondary Registration: NIL (for periodic practice/locums in the NT.)

Annual Renewal Fees:

  • Primary Registration: $115; and
  • Secondary Registration: Nil

Additional information

Applications for registration can be downloaded from the board's website at:

Administering agency

Primary Industry
Veterinary Board of the Northern Territory

Act(s) name

Veterinary Practice (Amendment) Act 2012 (Northern Territory)

Contact details


Operating address:
Goff Letts Building, Berrimah Farm
Makagon Road
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801





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