National Recognition of Veterinary Registration (NRVR)

National Recognition of Veterinary Registration (NRVR) is now in place in NSW, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland.  Each of these states now recognises the registration of a veterinarian in any other state or territory of Australia with ‘deemed registration’.

Under NRVR veterinarians should register in the state or territory in which they reside. 

For those states and territories yet to implement NRVR veterinarians should register in the state or territory in which they practice.

So in practical terms a veterinarian with full registration who resides in NSW will be deemed as registered should they wish to work in

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia 
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria

 

As state laws do vary, the obligation is on the veterinarian to know the Acts and Regulations of the state they are visiting and, if in any doubt, they should contact the local Veterinary Board.

Registration fees will be payable only in one state for states participating in NRVR.