Approval under Part 4A of Veterinary Surgeons Act - Queensland

Service summary

You are required to obtain this approval when using premises as veterinary premises.

Service type


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

Definition of terms

Veterinary premises

designated as veterinary: rooms, surgery, clinic, hospital, centre, practice or similar.

Eligibility requirements

Prior to making application, you must have perused the Board's Minimum Standards of Veterinary Premises.

You must also confirm whether local council approval for establishment of business is required and seek Department of Health approval for use and possession of radiology equipment.


The approval remains current as long as the premises meet the required standards and your approval is not suspended or cancelled.



Veterinary premises


Additional fee for inspection of premises when required


You can obtain approval by submitting a completed application to the Board. You will need to include the following documents with your application:

  • detailed floor plan of premises
  • Radiology licences.

Copies of the application can be obtained from the Board's head office or from the Veterinary Surgeons Board's website.

If you are not a veterinary surgeon and you are sole owner of the premises, or you are intending to use the premises as hospital or centre, an inspection of the premises must be undertaken by the Board. If the practice is sold and the minimum standards are being met, the premises remain approved while they exist at that address.

Transfer details

This approval can be transferred. You must provide to the Board a statement confirming that the premises meet the required standards. Contact the Board for further information.

Additional information

Approval for hospitals and centres is subject to the Board's inspection.

Approval for other veterinary premises may also be subject to the Board's inspection of premises (if considered necessary).

Administering agency

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
Veterinary Surgeons Board

Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Regulation 2016 (Queensland)

Contact details

Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland

Operating address:
Level 15
53 Albert Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
Brisbane, Queensland 4001


07 3087 8777


07 3087 8144

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