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 unless you are licensed or authorised to take animals for the purpose of that business.

A scientific purpose means acquiring, developing or demonstrating knowledge or techniques in a science discipline and includes teaching, research, product development or testing and / or any other prescribed activity.

An animal is any live vertebrate other than a human or fish.

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.

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 your Animal Ethics Committee
  • ensure that your scientific establishment complies with the scientific use code
  • 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

1 calendar year, up to 3 years.

Expiry

31 December.

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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Payment Form - DOCX (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 2002 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (Scientific Purposes) Regulations 2003 Western Australia

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.

Additional information

Please be aware that:

  • 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 and compliance with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes 8th Edition 2013 (scientific use code).

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

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:

Scientific Licensing

Agriculture and Food

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Phone: 07 9363 4052
Email: scientific.licensing@dpird.wa.gov.au
Website: Agriculture and Food (Opens in new window)