Licence to Supply or Use Animals for Scientific Purposes - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to use or supply animals for scientific purposes, such as:

  • To use animals for scientific purposes at scientific establishments
  • To use animals for scientific purposes as a member of staff, or a student at scientific establishments
  • To carry on a business of supplying animals for use for scientific purposes.

A scientific purpose means acquiring, developing or demonstrating knowledge or techniques in a science discipline and includes:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Product development or testing
  • Any other prescribed activity.

Please be aware that:

  • If you hold a similar licence under different legislation, you may not require this licence
  • You will also require approval from the animal ethics committee of the scientific establishment for each of the animals used
  • Your licence maybe subject to conditions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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:

  • Ensure that your scientific establishment has an animal ethics committee, or has arranged for the animal ethics committee of another scientific establishment to act as its animal ethics committee;
  • Ensure that your scientific establishment complies with the relevant code of practice;
  • Have the necessary experience and competence in using animals for scientific purposes;
  • Have the necessary experience and competence in caring for and handling the kind of animals you intend to use;
  • Provide adequate protection for the welfare, safety and health of the animals;
  • Attach any other required information; and
  • Pay the relevant fees.

The Agency will also take into account whether you, or any of your staff or students, have been convicted of an offence under the Act in the past 3 years, or have ever been suspended or revoked or disqualified from holding this licence.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

Up to 3 years.

Expiry

30 June.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$100.00

1 year.

Application$200.00

2 years.

Application$300.00

3 years.

Application

Apply

If you do not have an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) you must arrange to use the AEC of another scientific establishment and provide the Agency with a copy of the formal agreement between your establishment and the establishment providing access to its AEC. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.


Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Food
Animal Welfare
Scientific Licensing

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 2002 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (Scientific Purposes) Regulations 2003 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Agriculture and Food
Animal Welfare
Scientific Licensing


Operating address:
3 Baron-Hay Court
South Perth
Western Australia 6151
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 4
Bentley DC
Western Australia 6983

Phone:

08 93634052
scientific.licensing@agric.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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