Veterinary Practitioner Registration - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a veterinary practitioner and perform restricted acts of veterinary science in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Roles of a veterinary practitioner include:

  • attending to the health of animals
  • giving advice on the health and welfare of animals, public health and the safety of food derived from animals
  • the study of the health and welfare of animals
  • the prevention and treatment of animal diseases
  • diagnosis, and medical or surgical treatment, of disease or injury in animals
  • administration of an anaesthetic agent (other than a topical
  • anaesthetic) to an animal
  • prescribing medicines for veterinary purposes
  • providing veterinary certificates.

You must also apply for mutual recognition if you are registered in another state, territory or in New Zealand. Please use the contact details below to find out 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:

  • satisfy the suitability to practice requirements
  • be covered by insurance
  • have the relevant qualifications and experience to allow you to practice
  • pay the relevant application fees.

If you have gained your qualifications outside of Australia you must provide evidence of having passed the necessary examination in Australia. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Veterinary Practitioner Registration - Application - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Veterinary Practitioner Registration - Application - PDF (Opens in new window)
Renew All Veterinary Practitioner Registration - Annual Renewal (Opens in new window)
Vary All Veterinary Practitioner - Notification of Change of Details - PDF (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Act(s) name

Veterinary Practice Act 2018 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Practice Regulation 2018 Australian Capital Territory

Lodgement process


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

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board

ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 0012
Website: ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board (Opens in new window)