Animal supply

All animals acquired from outside the University must be obtained through LAS in order to comply with animal research laws. This includes animals acquired from collaborators either within Australia or overseas.

If ordering transgenic or gene knockout animals, your project must have been approved in advance by the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

Order animals

To order animals complete the appropriate order form:

  • Standard order form: This is for orders from regular suppliers such ARC, Monash or ABR.
  • Special order form: This is for animals from collaborators or overseas institutions.

Return completed forms to:

Fax: 9351 4950.

LAS does not charge an administration fee for ordering animals but your nominated account will be debited for all direct costs including purchase price and transport.

Protocol numbers

When placing an order, you will need to provide an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) protocol number. LAS will check this number to ensure the order meets AEC approval conditions including the total animal numbers, expiry date and species/strain of animal. LAS will not under any circumstances supply animals for orders that do not meet AEC approval conditions.