Registration of persons using animals for scientific purposes - Queensland


You will require this registration if you intend to use an animal for scientific purposes. Scientific purposes are activities performed to acquire, develop or demonstrate knowledge or techniques in any scientific discipline, including:

  • teaching
  • field trials
  • environmental studies
  • research
  • diagnosis
  • product testing
  • production of biological products.

You will also be required 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

To be eligible for registration, you must submit a written application for your proposed animal use to an animal ethics committee (AEC), and have written AEC approval. You will need a separate approval for each different activity or project.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $859.15


Apply Application All $419.05

A state school or governing body of a primary or secondary school

Apply Application All $859.15

A corporation with less than 10 employees

Apply Application All $1289.70

A corporation with 10 to 50 employees

Apply Application All $1718.80

A corporation with 51 or more employees

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

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:

Principal Veterinarian (Animal Welfare and Ethics)

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Biosecurity Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Mailing address: GPO Box 46
Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 25 23