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 department.
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.
|Licence type||Fee units per licence|
|1 year||2 years||3 years||4 years|
|Scientific Procedures Premises Licence – New||38.4||60.9||83.4||105.9|
|Scientific Procedures Premises Licence – Renewal||32.4||54.5||76.5||98.6|
|Scientific Procedures Fieldwork Licence – New (Victorian AEC)||32.2||51||69.9||88.8|
|Scientific Procedures Fieldwork Licence – Renewal (Victorian AEC)||27.5||45.9||64.2||82.6|
|Scientific Procedures Fieldwork Licence – New (non Victorian AEC)||37.3||53.1||68.8||84.6|
|Scientific Procedures Fieldwork Licence – Renewal (non Victorian AEC)||26.4||41.8||57.1||72.4|
|Specified Animals Breeding Licence – New||35.1||54.6||74||93.4|
|Specified Animals Breeding Licence – Renewal||29.5||48.4||67.4||86.4|
The fee unit dollar value for the 2019–20 financial year has been set at $14.81 (Government Gazette Number G14 dated 4 April 2019).
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.