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Licence to possess veterinary biologics

To possess and import veterinary biologics (i.e. veterinary vaccines, and pathogens on our list), you must first obtain a licence to possess veterinary biologics.

There are two types of licences which you can obtain:

  • Licence to possess veterinary biologics (commercial purposes).
  • Licence to possess veterinary biologics (research and development purposes).

A Licence to possess veterinary biologics costs $45 and is valid for one year. 

Application procedures and conditions of licensing

Please log in to GoBusiness Licensing Portal to apply for a Licence to possess veterinary biologics. An active CorpPass will be required to facilitate application. Approximately 21 working days is needed to process an application that is complete and in order.

More information and conditions related to the licence are available here.

You may proceed to apply for an AVS-issued import licence for each of your consignments after obtaining the licence to possess veterinary biologics.

Application requirements vary depending on the type of veterinary biologics you are bringing in. Refer to the relevant sections below for more information.

 

Restricted licence to inoculate

Local farms that require vaccination of their animals must apply for a restricted licence to inoculate (RLI). 

For more information on the licensing conditions of RLI, click here.

To apply for an RLI, click here