Veterinary Practitioner Registration - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this registration if you intend to operate as a veterinary practitioner in the Australian Capital Territory. 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 to an animal
  • prescribing medicines for veterinary purposes
  • providing veterinary certificates.

If you are registered in another State or Territory of Australia or New Zealand as a veterinary practitioner, you may apply for mutual recognition.

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.

If you have gained your qualifications outside of Australia you must provide evidence of having passed the necessary examination in Australia.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Veterinary Practice Act 2018 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Practice Regulation 2018 Australian Capital Territory

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.