Animal Research Licence - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you operate an animal research institution and 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 such as:

  • surgical, medical, psychological, biological, chemical or physical treatment
  • abnormal conditions of heat, cold, light, dark, confinement, noise, isolation or overcrowding
  • abnormal dietary conditions
  • electric shock or radiation treatment.

This licence is also required for research requiring any material or substance to be extracted or derived from the body of an animal. 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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:

  • be registered with the Agency as a recognised institution
  • have an Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee
  • abide by conditions in the licence and the required code of practice
  • lodge a written application detailing the general nature of research to be undertaken
  • provide any other documentation as required
  • pay any fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees range from $145.80 to $583.20 depending on number of project proposals, researchers involved, and location of institute. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1993 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2013 Tasmania

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application and accompanying documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Animal Health 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 of Animal Research

Animal Health and Welfare

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 13 St Johns Avenue
New Town
Tasmania 7008
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3263
Fax: 03 6278 1875