Licence to Collect and Sell Semen - Victoria


You will require this licence if you are operating a farm and intend to collect semen from livestock at your property for insemination purposes. You cannot collect semen for sale at your property unless you hold this licence.

In addition, it is illegal to sell semen from a sire unless that sire has been approved for collection of semen for sale by the Agency (a sire is a bull or other male livestock). The sire will only be approved if it is free from disease.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this licence you must:

  • submit a completed application form
  • pay any required fee
  • be willing to comply with any conditions placed on the licence.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to comply with any conditions placed on your licence by the Agency, including the requirements to abide by all codes of practice and to report the numbers and condition of your herd and their sale movements.

Before 15 January each year you will need to submit a certificate to the Agency from a veterinary practitioner that provides information about the health of the animals for the previous calendar year.

For each sale of semen you must keep records containing the following details:

  • the address of the buyer
  • the address where the semen was collected
  • the address where the semen was collected from the sire
  • the identity of the sire
  • batch number of semen
  • whether the semen was frozen or chilled
  • the date of sale
  • where the semen had been stored.


Up to three years


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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Livestock Disease Control Regulations 2017 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please consult the Agency directly for information regarding the application process.

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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