Animal Welfare Research and Teaching Licence - South Australia


Organisations or individuals intending to use animals for teaching or research in South Australia must obtain an Animal Welfare Research and Teaching Licence from the Animal Welfare Unit prior to commencement of any project.

Specific animal-related projects carried out by the licensed organisation or individual must then be considered and approved by the animal ethics committee (nominated on the licence).

Studies that are observational or only involve animals that died of natural causes (e.g. road kill), do not require a licence or ethics approval, but may still require a Scientific Permit.

Service type


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


Renewable every 2 years.


2019-2020 fees:

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

Contact details

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Animal Welfare Unit

Department for Environment and Water

Mailing address: GPO BOX 1047
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8207 7731