Approval as a Veterinary Nurse - Western Australia


You will need this approval and registration if you intend to work as a veterinary nurse.

With this approval, 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
  • be a fit and proper person to practice as a veterinary nurse
  • have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or any other recognised qualification.

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 $46.00

Application fee. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Licence All $74.00 Registration fee and annual renewal fee. Fees for 2022-23


Act(s) name

Veterinary Practice Act 2021 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Practice Regulations 2022 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.