Registration of persons using animals for scientific purposes - Queensland


You will need this registration if you intend to use an animal for scientific purposes. 'Scientific purposes' are activities performed to acquire, demonstrate or develop knowledge or a technique in any field of science. Examples of an activity include:

  • diagnosis
  • environmental studies
  • field trials
  • producing biological products
  • product testing
  • research, including for example, creating or breeding a new line of animal
  • teaching

You will also need to comply with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The following entities are eligible for registration:

  • individual
  • a state school or governing body of a primary or secondary school
  • a corporation (includes universities, research institutes, companies, etc.)

Before applying, you should establish arrangements with an Animal Ethics Committee to assess, approve and oversee your activities and projects that involve the use of animals for scientific purposes.

You will need to declare whether you have been subject to a disqualifying event.

A 'disqualifying event' includes having been convicted of an animal welfare offence, or having had your scientific use registration cancelled or suspended in Queensland or in another Australian jurisdiction. However, a disqualifying event does not preclude granting of a registration, and the nature and relevance of any disqualifying event(s) will be considered in making a decision about registration.


Up to four years


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Approval time

Applications are approved within 28 days


This registration cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

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