Animal Research Authority - New South Wales


You will require this authority if you intend to conduct research on animals for the purpose of a particular research project. Animal research means any procedure, test, experiment, inquiry, investigation or study in connection with an animal.

Please be aware that the Agency or an accredited research establishment may issue an authority. The authorities can only be issued on the recommendation of an Animal Ethics Committee.

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 for this authority your application must:

  • include details of the research project that will involve animal research
  • include particulars of any application made to an accredited research establishment for an animal research authority in respect of the same project and of any refusal of such an application
  • identify where the animal research will be conducted
  • include particulars of any cancellation of any animal research authority or animal supplier's licence previously held
  • be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

The website outlines further details regarding eligibility. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Authorities can only be issued for a 12 month period, and will need to be renewed annually during the life of any approved project that runs for more than 12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $500.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Animal Research Authority - DOC (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Animal Research Act 1985 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Animal Research Regulation 2010 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Biosecurity NSW

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:

Animal Welfare Unit

Biosecurity NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Operating address: 161 Kite Street
Orange, New South Wales 2800
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 21
Orange, New South Wales 2800
Phone: 02 6391 3149
Website: Biosecurity NSW (Opens in new window)