Organisations or individuals wanting to conduct Scientific Procedures with animals in Victoria or breed specified animals for sale must hold an authorising licence issued by the Head of the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources.
Licence fees are calculated by multiplying the cost of a licence in fee units set down in legislation by the fee unit dollar value set annually by the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF).
The scientific procedures and specified animal breeding licences cost 57.2 fee units per financial year and/or part-thereof (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2008 R.s 107, 108, and 109)
The fee unit dollar value for the 2015-16 financial year has been set at $13.60 (Government Gazette No. S86 Friday 17 April 2015).
The fee unit dollar value for the 2016-17 financial year has been set at $13.94 (Government Gazette No. G15 Thursday 14 April 2016).
Gazettes are available through the Victoria Government Gazette website http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/
Licence fee calculations are rounded to 10c in accordance with the Monetary Units Act 2004 S. 7(3)
For further information on the setting of licence fees, refer to the DTF page "Indexation of fees and penalties".
DTF Cost Recovery Guidelines clarify the Government's policy on cost recovery arrangements in full detail, and are posted on the DTF website.