Honorary registration


A person with full registration in NSW is able to apply for Honorary registration using our veterinarian portal.


Apply for Honorary registration


  • A person who has Full registration 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
  • 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 apply for non-practising conditions using their Vet Login and the Registration and Apply buttons. Please note, the legislation requires that an Annual Return is still submitted. 
  • 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 using their Vet Login within 14 days of the change
  • The Board has a policy in relation to Honorary registration which can be viewed in our Policy section