Apply for a registration

To practice as a veterinarian in the Northern Territory (NT) you must be registered with the Veterinary Board of the NT.

Veterinary qualifications for registration are prescribed in schedule 1 of the veterinarians regulations and include:

Qualified veterinarians may make application to the AVBC advisory committee to be recognised as a veterinary specialist.

View the current prescribed fees.

How to register

To register as a veterinarian in the NT follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete the application

Application for new registration as a veterinarian PDF (195.0 KB)
Application for new registration as a veterinarian DOCX (52.7 KB)

Step 2: Submit application and supporting documents

You must include the following documents with your application:

  1. a certified copy of your qualification (unless you are currently registered in another state / territory of Australia, in which case this would not be required)
  2. a letter of good standing from the most recent board that you have been registered with
  3. credit card authorisation form PDF (121.1 KB) (if paying fee by credit card)
    credit card authorisation form DOCX (50.5 KB) (if paying fee by credit card).

Submit your application to the Veterinary Board of the NT.

New locum veterinarians to the NT are required to email the registrar and advise that they are coming to the NT.

No other registration, renewal registration or letter of good standing is required.

If you are a veterinary science graduate with a degree from a university in Australia or New Zealand you are eligible to apply for registration in the NT.

You must be registered prior to commencing work in the NT.

View the current prescribed fees.

How to register

To register as a veterinarian in the NT follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete the application

Application for new registration as a veterinarian PDF (195.0 KB)
Application for new registration as a veterinarian DOCX (52.7 KB)

Step 2: Submit application and supporting documents 

  1. a certified copy of your qualification
  2. if you have never been registered provide certification from the university giving details of the degree to which you were admitted, the date of admitted, and that you are of good character
  3. credit card authorisation form PDF (121.1 KB) (if paying fee by credit card)
    credit card authorisation form DOCX (50.5 KB) (if paying fee by credit card)

Submit your application to the Veterinary Board of the NT.


Last updated: 21 June 2022

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