2019 RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION AND LODGEMENT OF
2018 ANNUAL RETURN
Letters to all veterinary surgeons regarding the online renewal of registration and lodgement of
annual return processes have been posted.
Each veterinary surgeon has been provided with a user name and password for the purpose of renewing registration for the 2019 calendar year and lodging an annual return for the 2018 calendar year online.
Please complete the online process personally. Completion of an annual return is a personal obligation of a veterinary surgeon under the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 and this task should not be delegated to another person.
Please also note that it is an offence under section 68 of the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 for a person to provide information in an annual return that is false and misleading. Therefore, please take care when answering questions. Please also ensure that you have details of your 2018 continuing professional development (CPD) activity available to you when completing the online submission process. You will be asked to provide a full description of your completed CPD activity (including the name of the provider (if any) and the name of the presentation/publication). You will also be asked to state the date on which you completed each item of CPD activity and state the number of CPD units attributable to that activity. If you are unsure of the number of units attributable to your CPD activity, visit this webpage.
The 2019 annual practice fee for general registration has been fixed under the Veterinary Practice Act
2003 (the Act) in the sum of $688. The fee must be paid by no later than 31 December 2018.
Please note that a fee of $226 has been fixed under the Act to apply to late renewals of registration. To avoid incurring this late fee, please ensure that you renew your registration prior to expiry of the 31 December 2018 deadline.
If you do not wish to renew your registration for the 2019 calendar year, you must still lodge an annual return for the 2018 calendar year. Please do so by clicking 'Submit’ at the bottom of this web page. You will be prompted to answer questions relating to the 2018 calendar year. Please select the option 'I do not wish to renew registration as a veterinary surgeon for the year ending 31 December 2019'.
If you have not received your renewal letter by Tuesday 11 December 2018, please email the office at email@example.com and confirm your current postal address. Veterinary surgeons are obliged, by section 31 of the Veterinary Practice Act 2003, to notify the Board in writing of a change of name, personal address or business address within 3 months of the change.
If you experience technical difficulty with the online system, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance as soon as possible and by no later than midday on Friday 21 December 2018. The office will close at 5pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 2 January 2019.