Issue 49 - National Recognition of Veterinary Registration
Interstate Registration and National Recognition of Veterinary Registration (NRVR).
National Recognition of Veterinary Registration (NRVR) will be introduced in the ACT with the commencement of the Veterinary Practice Act 2018 (ACT) on 21 December 2018.
Under NRVR veterinarians registered in any state or territory of Australia have deemed registration in other states and territories.
From 21 December 2018 this will mean that Western Australia (WA) and the Northern Territory (NT) are the only jurisdictions not to have implemented NRVR. Veterinarians wishing to work in WA or NT must apply for registration in those jurisdictions even if they are currently registered elsewhere in Australia.
Before working in any other jurisdiction please contact the local veterinary board to ensure you are able to comply with their legislation.
Further information is available from the ACT Board website