Qualifying to apply for general registration
General registration is for persons with a degree in veterinary science or veterinary medicine from an accredited college, or an accredited non-award qualification. The accreditation body in Australia is the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (the AVBC). See the AVBC list of accredited colleges and non-award qualifications here (PDF).
When to apply
The Board meets to consider applications every month, and there is a cut-off date for submitting applications before each monthly Board meeting .You can ask for your application to be fast-tracked if you miss a cut-off date or want to be registered before a Board meeting. Fast-track processing takes up to 7 days and costs $250 in addition to standard fees.
How to apply and what to send the Board
The Board accepts email applications but you can also lodge applications by post or in person. The Board does not accept faxed applications. All emailed documents must be sent as PDF scans, not .jpeg, .png or other image files. Our email address is email@example.com
To apply for general registration, you must:
- Arrange for the registration or licensing authority where you are currently practising to email the Board a letter of professional standing or license verification.
You cannot send the letter to the Board yourself: the authority where you are registered must send the letter directly to the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have active registration with more than one registration or licensing authority, you must arrange for all of those authorities to send the Board a letter of professional standing or license verification.
- If you are not currently registered with any authority, you must arrange for the authority where you were last registered to send the letter or license verification.
Send the Board the following documents:
- A completed application form (download the form from the next section below)
- A copy of your degree or diploma certificate which has been certified by an authorised person on the front of the copy (not on the blank back page).
Graduates of international universities who have taken the NAVLE, you must also arrange for the Veterinary Information Verifying Agency to email a score transfer certificate to email@example.com
- A copy of photographic identification which has been certified by an authorised person on the front of the copy (not on the blank back page). If your ID is a driver's licence please send a certified copy of both the front and back pages of the licence.
- An up-to-date and comprehensive personal resume.
If your application form is not complete, we do not receive a letter of professional standing for you, or you do not provide all requested documentation, the Board will not be able to consider your application until we receive further information.
The application form