Approval as a Veterinary Nurse - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to work as a veterinary nurse in Western Australia.

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.

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 this approval, you must:

  • have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fee.

Holders of other qualifications can apply to have their qualifications and experience assessed to determine whether it meets the requirements for registration in Western Australia.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $120.00
Apply Renewal All $74.00

Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1960 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Regulations 1979 Western Australia

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Registrar

Veterinary Surgeons' Board

Operating address: Suite 1, First Floor
275 Marmion Street
Western Australia 6156
Mailing address: PO BOX 1721
Melville, Western Australia 6156
Phone: 08 9317 2353
Fax: 08 9317 2363

Supporting information