Veterinary surgeon registration - Queensland


You need this registration if you intend to practice as a veterinary surgeon in Queensland.

You must be registered in each Australian state or territory in which you intend to practice. If you perform the majority of your practice in Queensland, you must have primary registration in Queensland. If you perform the majority of your practice in another state or territory, you must have secondary registration in Queensland.

You can also apply for:

  • limited registration, which allows you to operate for up to 30 days
  • specialist registration, if you have specific advanced training in a particular area.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • be of good fame and character
  • be the holder of a recognised veterinary degree.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will be required to meet continuing professional development (CPD) requirements.


This registration is for the duration of the calendar year when granted. A renewal notice is thereafter issued in December each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You can find the current fees here.

Application process


You will need to include one of the following documents with your application:

  • Two references attesting to your good fame and character and suitability for registration as a veterinary surgeon. The references should be given by either responsible members of the veterinary profession or persons of good repute in the community who have known you for at least 12 months.
  • A letter of good standing is to be furnished from the Veterinary Board in the primary place of current registration.


This registration cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland

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:

Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland

Operating address: Level 12
41 George Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 46
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3087 8777
Fax: 07 3087 8144
Website: Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland (Opens in new window)