You will require this licence if you operate an animal research institution and intend to conduct animal research activities. This includes conducting any procedure, test, experiment, inquiry or study in the course of which an animal is subjected to an extensive list of procedures or treatments such as:
- Surgical, medical, psychological, biological, chemical or physical treatment;
- Abnormal conditions of heat, cold, light, dark, confinement, noise, isolation or overcrowding;
- Abnormal dietary conditions; or
- Electric shock or radiation treatment.
This licence is also required for research requiring any material or substance to be extracted or derived from the body of an animal. A licensed institution may carry out animal research at one or more places or premises. Please note that there are additional requirements if you intend to use Tasmanian wildlife (including fish) for animal research purposes.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for an animal research licence, you must:
- Be registered with the Agency as a recognised institution;
- Have an Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee;
- Abide by conditions in the licence and the required Code of Practice;
- Lodge a written application detailing the general nature of research to be undertaken;
- Provide any other documentation as required; and
- Pay any fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Up to 3 years.
Fees range from $137.70 to $550.80 depending on number of project proposals, researchers involved, and location of institute. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Please lodge your application and accompanying documentation directly with the Agency.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
Animal Health and Welfare
Animal Welfare Act 1993 (Tasmania)
Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2013 (Tasmania)
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