Registration of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to assess livestock for infection with diseases. Any diagnostic examination of a sample or specimen taken from livestock (for the purpose of assessing whether the livestock is infected with any disease) must be conducted at a registered veterinary diagnostic laboratory.

Service type


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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must ensure that:

  • any test, analysis or diagnostic examination is carried out in accordance with any applicable standards prescribed by the Agency
  • you keep and submit records to the Agency as required
  • your laboratory is accredited in accordance with AS ISO/IEC 17025 - 2017 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories (or the latest version of the standard)
  • you take part in programs to test the proficiency of your facilities and operational practices as required by the Agency.

Small veterinary diagnostic laboratories may be exempt from the need to hold accreditation / compliance with accreditation standards.


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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

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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