New licence application or licence variation forms

To apply for a new licence:

  • Scientific Procedures Premises Licence
  • Scientific Procedures Premises Licence (School)
  • Scientific Procedures Fieldwork Licence
  • Specified Animals Breeding Licence.

Please contact

To submit a variation application, please contact for the current forms.

If you are applying for renewal of a current licence due to expire in the 2020 to 2021 financial year, please contact for the relevant form.

Licence renewal forms 2021 to 2022

If your licence is due to expire in June 2021, the renewal forms will be updated to the website once the indexation of fees has been set by the Department of Treasury and Finance. Please contact for further information.

Fieldwork notification form

Form to notify Animal Welfare Victoria of scientific procedures conducted as fieldwork (procedures conducted at non-licensed premises):

'Death as an end-point' procedures

A person seeking approval for 'death as an end-point scientific procedures' should contact for the relevant form.

Animal use return forms

Animal use returns must be completed and submitted to Animal Welfare Victoria by 31 March of each year for:

The annual return consists of 3 parts:

  • Part A – An Excel spreadsheet that must be submitted only if animals were used for the reporting period
  • Part B – A Word document form that must be submitted even if you did not use animals for the reporting period.
  • Part C – A Word document that must be submitted only if death as an endpoint procedure is conducted.


Refer to the Animal return submission guideline to assist in completion of the return:

Page last updated: 18 Mar 2021