About AVBC

Mission: To ensure the quality of the Australian and New Zealand veterinary profession.

AVBC has the following core functions:

The AVBC does not:

  • Have legislative power to impose any of its decisions on any participating member Board
  • Register veterinarians or veterinary specialists
  • Manage concerns or complaints in regard to veterinarians or veterinary practices
  • Give advice on migration or visas

Useful Contacts

Migration and Visas

For details about migrating to Australia or getting a visa as a veterinarian, contact the Department of Home Affairs.

Veterinary Registration

To become a registered veterinarian in Australia or New Zealand, contact the member board in the jurisdiction in which you want to work.

Concerns & Complaints

If you have a concern or wish to make a complaint about a veterinarian, contact the veterinarian’s registration board.

Veterinary Regulation

If you have a question about veterinary laws and licensing, contact the member board in the relevant jurisdiction.