This registration is required by any person who intends to use an animal for a scientific purpose or allow an animal to be used for a scientific purpose in Queensland.
A person who commissions or funds animal use for a scientific purpose in Queensland and who is not involved in the 'hands on' work must only be registered if they retain a person who is not registered.
A person who undertakes 'hands on' work with animals for scientific purposes in Queensland must register with Biosecurity Queensland.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
for the purposes of registration, a person is defined as:
an individual, or
a corporation, for example a research institution, a Commonwealth, State, or Local Government Department or body, a theme park, a zoo, a pharmaceutical company, or
a learning institution, for example a school, college, TAFE, or University.
- Scientific purposes under the Act
Scientific purposes are activities performed to acquire, develop or demonstrate knowledge or techniques in any scientific discipline including:
production of biological products.
Scientific purposes also include using any animal or the remains of an animal that was killed for the purposes of any of the above.
This registration cannot be transferred.
The registration is for a period of three (3) years from date of registration approval.
Corporation or corporation role that carries on or is the governing body of primary or secondary schools
Corporation with 10 - 50 employees
Corporation with 51 or more employees
Corporation with less than 10 employees
Apply for this registration by submitting an Application for registration as a scientific user to Biosecurity Queensland. You must include the following items with your completed application:
the application fee
nominated Animal Ethics Committee.
Application processing and approval
Your application for registration is decided within 28 days of receiving all the necessary information. An application may be:
approved and the person registered
approved and the person registered subject to registration conditions
not approved pending the provision of further documents or information
refused on the basis that the Chief Executive of the Department is not satisfied that the applicant, or any animal ethics committee nominated by the applicant, will comply with the Scientific Use Code.
For more information, visit the relevant Act and code of practice which are linked below.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Animal Biosecurity and Welfare
Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (Queensland)
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