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 fee units for scientific procedures and specified animal breeding licences are as per the following table.
Fee units per licence
Scientific Procedures Premises Licence - new
Scientific Procedures Premises Licence -renewal
Scientific Procedures Fieldwork Licence – new (Victorian AEC)
Scientific Procedures Fieldwork Licence – renewal (Victorian AEC)
Procedures Fieldwork Licence – new
Procedures Fieldwork Licence – renewal
Specified Animals Breeding Licence - new
Specified Animals Breeding Licence - renewal
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).
The fee unit dollar value for the 2017-18 financial year has been set at $14.22 (Government Gazette No. G13 Thursday 30 March 2017).
Gazettes are available through the Victoria Government Gazette website.
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.