Registration renewal 2020-2021

Renewal dates

Registration renewal is now open and vets can renew online by signing into the VetConsole at www.vetboard.vic.gov.au/vetconsole. It is your responsibility as a registered veterinary practitioner to apply to renew your registration (section 12 of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997).

  • The Board registration year is from 1 July to 30 June (financial year registration).
  • You have until 30 June 2020 to renew your registration without incurring late charges.
  • Late fees will accrue on non-paid charges for renewal after 30 June during the period 1 July to 31 July 2020.
  • The last day of the renewal period is 31 July 2020.
  • After 1 August 2020, the Board will remove the names of veterinary practitioners who have not renewed their registration from the Register of Veterinary Practitioners. 

Renew online via the Board's VetConsole

Please renew and pay online via the Board’s VetConsole unless you are a veterinary practitioner who must renew manually (listed below). You can use the username and and password emailed to you at renewal launch (27 May 2020) to sign in to the VetConsole.

Fees and payment

If you renew online, payment is by credit card. To pay by cheque or other method, you will need to complete a manual renewal form.

Fees for the financial year 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 are:

  • $390 for general registration
  • $105 for non-practising registration
  • $260 for specialist endorsement fees (specialists also pay $390 for their general registration fee).

More information: Board fee schedule.

If you are an honorary registrant, you will not have to pay fees but you must still renew your registration. It is important that you complete a compliance declaration for your registration.

Vets who must renew via manual renewal form

You MUST renew via manual renewal form in the following circumstances:

  1. If you cannot declare that all of the statements on the compliance declaration you must complete during renewal are true: you will have to provide a statement with the renewal form explaining why any statement in the declaration is not true in your case. A link to the manual form will be on the compliance declaration page from 27 May 2020.
  2. If the Board is investigating a complaint against you or is conducting disciplinary proceedings about your professional conduct or fitness to practise, or if you were found guilty of professional misconduct or unprofessional conduct within the last 12 months.
  3.  If there is an ongoing complaint or investigation against you by another veterinary registration authority: you must provide an update to the Board about the progress of that complaint before your registration will be able to be renewed.
  4. If you have conditions on your general registration: the Board will email you a renewal form containing the conditions on your registration. You must complete and return the form before your registration will be able to be renewed.

The Board has communicated about manual renewal with veterinary practitioners in categories 2, 3 and 4 above. To avoid late fees, practitioners in these circumstances must ensure the Board receives the form before 30 June 2020. Board staff will process their registration after receiving the form.

How to prepare for renewal

You can take the following actions to prepare for renewal:
A. Sign into the VetConsole now to check all your details are up to date
  • VetConsole web address: www.vetboard.vic.gov.au/vetconsole
  • Your username and password have been sent to you in previous emails from the Board (search your email using our full email address [email protected] and "password" as search terms). Your username is your 4-digit registration number with a V in front, e.g. V0000. If you cannot find your sign-in details, you can re-set your password via the Forgot my password or my username links on the VetConsole. If you do not receive re-set emails you may have changed your email address or our re-set email may have gone to your junk/spam email folder. For assistance, call us on 9620 7444 or email.
B. When you are signed into the VetConsole, check your contact details
  1. Is your email address up to date? This is the address we will use for renewal reminders.
  2. Is your mobile number correct? This is the number we will use for SMS renewal reminders.
  3. Is your residential address in the residential address field of the VetConsole?
    • You must provide your residential address so we know you are entitled to be registered in Victoria. Under section 4(1A) of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997, a prerequisite for registration in Victoria is that your principal place of residence is (or will be) in Victoria when you are practising.
    • Under section 19 of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997, you must notify the Board of a change of address within 28 days after that change.
    • Do not enter a mailing address if it is the same as your residential address.

The register and your privacy

Under section 16(6) of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997, the Board must ensure that private address information must not appear on the part of the Register of Veterinary Practitioners open to the public for inspection, unless authorised by a veterinary practitioner.

Therefore, residential addresses, personal email, and mobile numbers are not published on the Board’s Search for a Vet webpage unless a veterinary practitioner has chosen to include these details under their practice information on the VetConsole.

Vetboard Victoria contact details

  • Telephone: 03 9620 7444
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Address: Vetboard Victoria | Level 14, 10-16 Queen Street | Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Fax: 03 9620 7044