Registration as a Veterinary Surgeon - Tasmania


You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a veterinary surgeon or provide veterinary services in Tasmania. Veterinary services include but are not limited to the:

  • examination of animals for diagnostic purposes, and the provision of advice, including the prescription of drugs or treatment, on the basis of that diagnosis
  • provision of medical or physical treatment to animals
  • performance of surgical procedures upon animals
  • administration of anaesthetic to animals
  • conducting of pregnancy testing upon animals
  • performance of any artificial breeding procedure upon animals.

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 registration as a veterinary surgeon in Tasmania you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • have completed an approved course of study and been admitted to an approved qualification
  • be able to provide proof of your identity and evidence that you are a fit and proper person to practice as a veterinary surgeon in Tasmania.

If you have completed an approved course of study but have not yet been admitted to an approved qualification, you may be eligible for provisional registration as a veterinary surgeon. This provisional registration will continue until you become registered as a veterinary surgeon, or 6 months after the next meeting of the institution at which degrees, diplomas or certificates in veterinary surgery are conferred.

National Recognition of Veterinary Registration (NRVR) has commenced in Tasmania. If you are registered as a veterinary surgeon in another Australian State or Territory and reside permanently in that State or Territory, you are entitled to practise as a veterinary surgeon in Tasmania on a part-time / casual / locum basis without having to register within Tasmania. You must apply for registration as soon as you become a permanent Tasmanian resident.

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


Registration must be renewed annually.


Expires on 30 June.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Approval Time

You will be notified of the approval of your registration soon after the receipt of completed application forms, and associated documents.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Veterinary Board of Tasmania

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Phone: 03 6294 6961