Registration as a Veterinary Surgeon - South Australia

Service summary

All persons and entities wishing to practice as veterinary surgeons or veterinary specialists, or carry out any acts of veterinary treatment (which includes diagnosing a condition) must be registered in each state where they carry out any such treatment (that is, where the animal is).

Anyone dealing with animals must have a firm understanding of the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, and if using any drugs, the Controlled Substances Act and Regulations.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Those with eligible qualifications from approved tertiary institutions.




$210 Initial Registration Fee (to go onto register)
Annual practice fees vary, contact the agency for information.

Administering agency

Veterinary Surgeons Board of SA

Act(s) name

Veterinary Practice Act 2003 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Practice Regulations 2005 (South Australia)

Contact details


Operating address:
Level 1
33 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
PO Box 7395
Hutt Street SA 5000



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