Guidelines and Requirements
These guidelines provide help with specific topics relating to animal ethics approval:
- Checklist for impacts of research or teaching on animal wellbeing. (PDF)
- Alternatives to using live animals in research
These documents provide guidance for researchers breeding mice for use in their protocols:
The policy for use of surplus tissue or cadavers:
The NC3Rs Information Portal contains excellent materials on the housing and care of animals commonly used for scientific purposes
- National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research - Housing and Husbandry
Anastasia and post-operative analgesia information:
- Research Animal Resources-University of Minnesota Guidelines for the Use of Anesthetics, Analgesics and Tranquilizers in Laboratory Mammals
Approvals need to be supplied for the following:
Use of Schedule 8 drugs
Application for authority to possess drugs of addiction or prohibited substances for the purpose of research, analysis, or instruction.
Visit NSW Health, Pharmaceutical Services for further information.
Additional approvals are required for research which is being conducted in different States/Territories
|States and territories|
Three permits that may be required:
May require a Licence to Take Fauna for scientific purposes
Where proposed activities may have an impact on the value of a World Heritage property or other values regulated by the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, the applicant is encouraged to contact the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities at the same time as making application to the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) for research approval under DEC administered legislation.
|New South Wales|
|Native Flora and Fauna Research||
A scientific licence may be required (under section 132C of the National Parks and Wildlife Act) if you wish to undertake an activity or project for research, education or conservation purposes that is likely to result in one or more of the following:
Prior University of Sydney AEC approval must be obtained. Apply via the Government Licensing Service.
Those using animals for scientific purposes anywhere in Queensland must register with Biosecurity Queensland - Animal Welfare and Ethics. Registration valid for three years
Researchers undertaking wildlife work must apply to the Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection for:
Researchers working in marine parks are advised to speak to a permit processing Officer before submitting an application as additional permits or approvals may be needed under the Marine Parks Act 1982 and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975.
Individual researchers/licence holders (rather than institutions) are responsible for all annual reporting requirements. More information from the Government of South Australia.
|Wildlife research||May require Flora and Fauna Research Permit from Department of Environment and Primary Industries. Prior University of Sydney AEC approval is required.|
|Australian Capital Territory|