Approval as a Veterinary Nurse - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to work as a veterinary nurse.

With this licence you may:

  • assist a registered veterinary surgeon to perform procedures on animals
  • provide certain veterinary services (such as, dental work, under supervision)
  • examine and provide basic care (such as, wound dressing, without supervision).

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 this approval you must:

  • be of good fame and character
  • have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

If you hold other qualifications or have experience, you can apply to be assessed in order to determine whether you meet the registration requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $120.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $28.00

Trainee veterinary nurse authorisation fee. Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $74.00

Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1960 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Regulations 1979 Western Australia

Additional information

You can apply for an authorisation to become a trainee veterinary nurse if you are a student enrolled in a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Administering agency

Veterinary Surgeons' Board

Contact details

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