In order to practise as a veterinary nurse in Western Australia you must be registered with the Board

Registration process

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You can apply for registration as a veterinary nurse online by clicking the above "Apply Now" button.

Please ensure you have the following items ready, before completing your online application:

  • *Certified copy of your qualification;
  • *Certified copy of your photographic identification (driver’s licence or passport);
  • A current CV (Curriculum Vitae) which includes any CPD (Continuing professional development) in the last 3 years; and
  • The details for two character references (name, phone number and occupation).

If approved by the Board, your registration will need to be renewed each year before 30 June in order to continue working as a veterinary nurse.

The application fee for a veterinary nurse, which includes registration until 30 June is $120.00

The renewal fee for one year of approval as a veterinary nurse is $74.00

*To certify a document, you need take both the original and a photocopy to a person who can certify documents.  The person certifying the document (after sighting both documents) must write on the photocopy, that it is a “true and correct copy of the original document” and then sign and date it.  Any professional person (including a veterinarian) can certify the documents as long as they are not related or living with you.  A list of professional persons who can certify your documents can be found here. 


Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing course qualifies graduates to apply for registration as a Veterinary Nurse with the Veterinary Practice Board.

For further information on qualifications acceptable for registration as a veterinary nurse, or if you have had a non practising period of more than 12  months, please refer to our registration FAQs or contact the Board office.

Veterinary Nurses Council

The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) has a branch in Western Australia. The VNCA offers support and direction for Veterinary Nurses and sets and maintains standards for excellence in animal care through quality education.

Link to VNCA