Accreditation of Veterinarians for Livestock Export - Australian Government


You will require this accreditation if you are a veterinarian intending to conduct animal health procedures and certification for Approved Export Programs (AEPs).

AEPs are issued to exporters preparing livestock consignments for export. As part of an AEP, an Australian Accredited Veterinarian (AAV) is required for the preparation of animals for export and during an export voyage to undertake work, including:

  • pre-export testing and treatment of livestock whilst in isolation or quarantine
  • testing and treatment of livestock as specified by the importing country
  • inspections of livestock to evaluate them for signs of disease and fitness to travel.

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 to receive this accreditation you must:

  • be registered under the law of a state or territory as a veterinarian, veterinary practitioner or veterinary surgeon
  • have completed Animal Health Australia's Accreditation Program for Australian Veterinarians (APAV)
  • set out the application for accreditation in the approved form, setting out applicant's name, address, date of birth, contact details and whether the applicant is seeking to provide pre-export preparation services
  • successfully complete Animal Health Australia's Online AAVet course.

To be accredited to undertake shipboard work you must also be an Australian citizen.

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


5 Years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $600.00 -
Apply Application All - The annual charge varies depending on whether livestock is exported by sea or air. This charges can be found in the attached fee document.
Apply Miscellaneous All $250.00

AAVet course fee.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Export Control Act 1982 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Export Control (Animals) Order 2004 Australian Government

Approval time

Please allow the department 10 working days to process your application

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment


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:



Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Operating address: 18 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 858
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 900 090
Phone: 02 6272 3933