Specific registration

Applicants who do not qualify for general registration may be able to apply for specific registration. The requirements for specific registration are detailed in section 7 of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997.

If you are applying for specific registration, you must submit your application 10 to 12 weeks before the date you wish to be registered. This is so the Board has time to assess and consider your application.

To apply for specific registration, you must submit a complete application with all the documents required on the application form.

You can submit your application by email or post:
  • Email registration@vetboard.vic.gov.au (documents must be good quality colour PDF scans)
  • Post: Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board
    Level 11, 470 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000

For more information, telephone +61 (3) 9620 7444 or email registration@vetboard.vic.gov.au 

If granted, specific registration is generally granted for one year or less. Specific registrants who wish to continue their registration in Victoria must submit a new application for specific registration 10 to 12 weeks before their current registration expires. Specific registrants can qualify for general registration by successfully completing the National Veterinary Exam (NVE). 

Click here for NVE information

NVE Direct Supervision Form
(Adobe PDF File)
Agreement to Supervise Form
(Adobe PDF File)
Identified Need Policy
(Adobe PDF File)

Privacy policy

The Board will only use and disclose personal information about you collected here for the purposes of registration, unless consent has been obtained to use the information for additional purposes.
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