Animal Research Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to conduct animal research activities. This includes any procedure, test, experiment, inquiry or study in which an animal is subjected to procedures or treatments hat is likely to have a significant, adverse effect on the welfare of the animal

Any entity that intends to conduct research or teaching, such as a school, university, company or private individual, may apply for an animal research licence.

A licensed institution may carry out animal research at one or more places or premises. Please note that there are additional requirements if you intend to use Tasmanian wildlife (including fish) for animal research 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 an animal research licence you must:

  • have an Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee (AEC) or access to an AEC via a formal written sharing agreement with another licensed institution
  • agree to conditions in the licence and the approved code of practice
  • lodge a written application detailing the general nature of research to be undertaken.


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the application form.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1993 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2013 Tasmania

Lodgement process


Please lodge your completed application form, fee, and accompanying documentation directly with the Agency.

Approval time

Several weeks

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

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:

Inspector, Animal Research

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 13 St Johns Avenue
New Town
Tasmania 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3258