Honorary registration


Download Form FR05 Application for Honorary Registration
Download Form FR06 Non-Practising Conditions Declaration



  • A person who has Full registration or who is eligible for Full registration in NSW may be granted Honorary registration in NSW by the Board if the person:
    • Has been a member of the veterinary profession for not less than 40 years or
    • Has been a member of the veterinary profession of long standing and is of or above the age of 65 years or
    • The person’s standing in the profession is such to justify the granting of Honorary registration
  • As of 2014, Honorary Registration was made available to veterinarians who are retired from veterinary practice and enables these veterinarians to remain part of the profession but not pay an annual registration fee.
  • Honorary registration is dependent upon the person's principal place of residence (home address) remaining in NSW
  • A person with Honorary registration who does not wish to complete the required Continuing Professional Development may submit a Non-Practising Conditions Declaration. An Annual Return is still required to ensure the Board is kept up-to-date with your details. 
  • If you are granted Honorary Registration:           
    • You will be sent a letter of acknowledgement
    • Your Honorary Registration will be published on our online Register
  • Registered veterinarians must notify the Board of any change to their name, address or contact details within 14 days of the change
  • The Board has a policy in relation to Honorary Registration which can be viewed in our Policy section