Authority to Possess or Administer an Exotic Disease - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this authority if you intend to possess an exotic disease agent, or administer an exotic disease agent to livestock.

Exotic disease agent means any pathogen, agent or organism that is capable of causing an exotic disease in livestock. An example of an exotic livestock disease is foot and mouth disease.

This authority is only granted for scientific research purposes.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Authorisation will only be granted to persons who will maintain the exotic disease agent within the security of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, or another approved secure laboratory.

To keep an exotic disease in an approved laboratory, you must ensure that:

  • the disease is maintained in an in vitro systems
  • the disease maintained in accordance with any other conditions imposed by the Agency
  • you only perform tests or research that is for the diagnosis, monitoring or surveillance of exotic diseases in livestock in Australia.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Authority to Possess or Administer an Exotic Disease - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Biosecurity

Act(s) name

Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Livestock Disease Control Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing and Audit
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Biosecurity


Operating address:
475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049

Phone:

02 9217 4425
Sp.Licensing@depi.vic.gov.au

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