Authorisation to Carry Out Acts of Veterinary Medicine - Western Australia


You will need to apply for this authorisation if you intend on undertaking acts of veterinary medicine, and are not otherwise authorised or licensed to do so. You must work under the direction of a registered veterinary surgeon.

The acts of veterinary surgery for which a person may apply for authorisation are:

  • administering by injection sedatives, tranquillisers and euthanasia agents;
  • equine dentistry;
  • embryo transplantation;
  • diagnosis of disease;
  • administering contraceptives or other medications to dogs in the pastoral region;
  • examination of cattle for pregnancy by rectal palpation or rectal probe and ovarian examination per rectum; and
  • artificial insemination by surgical (laparoscopic) method.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Application for authorisation:

  • general - $400.00
  • not-for-profit $120.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All

Renewal of an authorisation:

  • general - $200.00
  • not-for-profit - $120.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Veterinary Practice Act 2021 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Practice Regulations 2022 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.