Licence to Use or Breed Animals for Research or Teaching Purposes - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to use or breed animals for the purposes of research and / or teaching at a stated premises. This licence is not needed if the animal is to be used for teaching purposes in a preschool or primary school.

Some animals are exempt from this licence, including:

  • mice
  • goldfish
  • budgerigars
  • frogs
  • rabbits.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


3 years maximum


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $1184.00

Tertiary Educational Institutions. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


Please lodge your application and any associated documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.