Registration of Veterinary Premises - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to run a veterinary clinic or a veterinary hospital. A veterinary clinic or hospital is a facility run for the purposes of providing treatment, nursing care, and other services required for animals suffering from disease or injury or in need of surgical or medical treatment or assistance.

A veterinarian clinic is defined as any premises at which veterinary surgery is practised, but at which animals are not retained overnight. A veterinary hospital is defined as any premises where veterinary surgery is practised, at which animals may be retained overnight.

Please note that a separate application is required for every premise in which you intend to run a veterinary clinic or hospital.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Supply the name of the registered veterinary surgeon who will manage the premises;
  • Supply any other information as required;
  • Make the premises available for inspection;
  • Submit the relevant form; and
  • Pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


3 years.



Application for transfer of management

Other resources

Administering agency

Veterinary Surgeons' Board

Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1960 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Regulations 1979 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Registrar
Veterinary Surgeons' Board

Operating address:
Suite 1, First Floor
275 Marmion Street
Western Australia 6156
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1721
Melville, Western Australia 6156


08 9317 2353


08 9317 2363

Supporting information


The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.