Licence to Supply or Use Animals for Scientific Purposes - Western Australia

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to use or supply animals for scientific purposes, such as to

  • use animals for scientific purposes at scientific establishments
  • use animals for scientific purposes as a member of staff, or a student at scientific establishments
  • carry on a business of supplying animals for use for scientific purposes.

A scientific purpose means acquiring, developing or demonstrating knowledge or techniques in a science discipline and includes:

  • teaching
  • research
  • product development or testing
  • any other prescribed activity.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

Please be aware that:

  • if you hold a similar licence under different legislation, you may not require this licence
  • you will also require approval from the animal ethics committee of the scientific establishment for each of the animals used
  • your licence maybe subject to conditions.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • ensure that your scientific establishment has an animal ethics committee, or has arranged for the animal ethics committee of another scientific establishment to act as its animal ethics committee
  • ensure that your scientific establishment complies with the relevant code of practice
  • have the necessary experience and competence in using animals for scientific purposes
  • have the necessary experience and competence in caring for and handling the kind of animals you intend to use
  • provide adequate protection for the welfare, safety and health of the animals
  • attach any other required information
  • pay the relevant fees.

The Agency will also take into account whether you, or any of your staff or students, have been convicted of an offence under the Act in the past 3 years, or have ever been suspended or revoked or disqualified from holding this licence.

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

Duration

Up to 3 years.

Expiry

30 June.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $100.00

1 year.

Apply Application All $200.00

2 years.

Apply Application All $300.00

3 years.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 2002 WA

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (Scientific Purposes) Regulations 2003 WA

Application process

Apply

If you do not have an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) you must arrange to use the AEC of another scientific establishment and provide the Agency with a copy of the formal agreement between your establishment and the establishment providing access to its AEC. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

Contact details

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Enquiries Officer

Agriculture and Food

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Operating address: LOCKED BAG 4
Bentley DC, Western Australia 6983
Mailing address: 3 Baron-hay Court
South Perth, Western Australia 6151
Phone: 08 9368 3333
Fax: 08 9474 2405
Email: enquiries@agric.wa.gov.au
Website: Agriculture and Food (Opens in new window)

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Scientific Licensing

Agriculture and Food

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Email: scientific.licensing@agric.wa.gov.au