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Limited Registration as a Veterinary Practitioner - New South Wales


You will need this registration to practice as a veterinary practitioner for a specific purpose or for a limited time. For example, this registration allows you to practice if your overseas veterinary science qualifications are not recognised in Australia and you intend to sit the National Veterinary Exam for full registration.

A veterinary practitioner provides:

  • diagnosis, medical or surgical treatment of disease or injury in animals
  • advice on the health and welfare of animals and public health and safety of animal food products.

Limited registration may include one of the following conditions:

  • that you are supervised by a veterinary practitioner when working
  • that you must only perform specific tasks
  • any other conditions that are considered appropriate.

You will not need to apply for this registration if you live outside of New South Wales and are already registered as a veterinary practitioner in another state or territory.

If you have previously been registered elsewhere, you must request that a Letter of Professional Standing (LOPS) or a Letter of Good Standing (LOGS) be sent from your most recent regulatory authority or board to the Veterinary Association Board of NSW.

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 limited registration as a veterinary practitioner in New South Wales, you must:

  • have some qualifications and experience in the field of veterinary science if you do not have the necessary qualifications for full registration
  • make a declaration outlining your moral and ethical responsibilities as a veterinary practitioner
  • be a person of good character
  • live in New South Wales.


Limited registrations are approved at each board meeting of the Veterinary Practitioners Board.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $145.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $370.00

Fees for 2023-24

Application process


Your completed application must be supported by specified documentation and any copies of necessary documents submitted to the Veterinary Practitioners Board must be signed by an authorised witness. The Veterinary Practitioners Board must receive your application at least 7 days before their next board meeting.

Administering agency

Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW

Contact details

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