Specified Animals Breeding Licence (SABL) - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to breed specified animals (guinea pigs, rats, mice, rabbits, and non-human primates) for use in scientific research and experiments (scientific procedures). This licence authorises you to breed specified animals for supply to institutions that are authorised to use the animals in scientific procedures.

This does not apply to the breeding of specified animals by the holder of a scientific procedures premises licence for use in their own research. 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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a legal entity (an entity able to be prosecuted in Victoria)
  • have an agreement with an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) to be nominated to oversee animal use for the licence
  • nominate a person to be responsible for the procedures to be carried out
  • pay any required fees.

To hold a Specified Animal Breeding Licence, an institution must legally occupy (own, lease, or hold under formal agreement) the premises used.

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

Ongoing requirements

Practices carried-out under the licence must be in compliance with:

  • the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes
  • the Victorian Code of practice for the housing and care of laboratory mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits
  • recommendations and conditions of your nominated Animal Ethics Committee.

You will also be required to fulfil record keeping requirements and ensure that your premises comply with minimum standards. Please consult the responsible agency for further information on licence requirements.

Duration

The duration of the licence is for a period of 1, 2 or 3 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$797.40

Fees for 2016-17.

RenewRenewal$797.40

Fees for 2016-17.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Biosecurity

Act(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2008 (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

Supporting information

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