General Registration

The period of registration has changed to the financial year calendar (1 July to 30 June).
Each year, the registration fees are established in April. Veterinary practitioners that hold General Registration, Non-Practising Registration or Specialist Registration can renew online via the VetConsole or through completing an application.

General Registration

Applicants holding a degree in veterinary science or medicine accredited by the Board that is from a tertiary institution recognised by the Board, and who have been practising within the previous three years prior to application, may be granted registration without further examination.

Note: Degrees in veterinary science/medicine awarded by universities, which are accredited by VSAAC, RCVS or AVMA may be recognised for registration without further examination. In the case of AVMA accredited university degrees, the applicant is also required to have successfully completed the NAVLE. A list of accredited universities is available from the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc website AVBC Skills Assessment.

Applicants for General Registration in Victoria must provide the following information:

  • completed application form
  • certified copy of degree or diploma
  • if currently registered elsewhere, a letter of professional standing from that registering authority
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae of your veterinary activities
  • payment of the prescribed fee - information about the current registration fee is included on the application form and information sheet
  • certified copy of photographic identification (passport or driver's licence)
  • incomplete applications will not be processed.
All applications for registration must be provided three weeks prior to the next monthly Board meeting. Applications received after this time will not be submitted for consideration at the next monthly Board meeting unless a fast track service has been requested.  If you wish to commence work prior to a Board meeting, please select the fast-track option on the application form.  See below to view a list of Board meeting dates.

The Board does not accept incomplete, faxed, or emailed applications.

Application form
(Adobe PDF File)
Board Meeting Dates
(Adobe PDF File)