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Registration as a Veterinarian - Western Australia


You will need to be registered if you intend to practise as a:

  • honorary veterinary surgeon
  • graduate veterinary surgeon
  • temporary veterinary surgeon
  • non-resident veterinary surgeon
  • full veterinary surgeon.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The eligibility requirements vary depending on the type of registration you intend to apply for.

You are permitted to work in Western Australia as a veterinarian for up to 3 months at any one time if you hold primary registration with an Australian Veterinary Board in the jurisdiction of your principal place of residence.


Up to 1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Application fees:

  • honorary - $34.00
  • new graduate or a person other than a new graduate - $142.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All

Registration fees:

  • honorary - $57.00
  • new graduate - $142.00
  • a person other than a new graduate - $465.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All

Renewal fees:

  • honorary - $57.00
  • limited or general veterinarian - $465.00.

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Codes of Practice and Guidelines (Opens in new window)

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.