RENEWAL OF 2020 REGISTRATION AND
LODGEMENT OF 2019 ANNUAL RETURN
The Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia (the Board) has posted letters to all veterinary surgeons regarding the online renewal of registration and lodgement of annual return process.
Each veterinary surgeon has been provided with a user name and password for the purpose of renewing their registration for the 2020 calendar year and lodging their annual return for the 2019 calendar year online.
Veterinary surgeons must 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. Each veterinary surgeon must declare that they have personally completed the annual return prior to lodgement.
It is an offence pursuant to 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 all questions and have details of your 2019 continuing professional development (CPD) activity available to you when completing the online lodgement 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 2020 annual practice fee for general registration has been fixed under the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 in the sum of $697. The fee must be paid by no later than 31 December 2019.
Please note that a late fee of $229 has been fixed under the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 to apply to all renewals of registration paid after 31 December 2019. To avoid incurring this late fee, you must renew your registration by completing the online process prior to expiry of the 31 December 2019 deadline.
If you do not wish to renew your registration for the 2020 calendar year, you must still lodge an annual return for the 2019 calendar year. Please do so by clicking 'Lodge' at the bottom of this web page. You will be prompted to answer questions relating to the 2019 calendar year. Please select the option 'I do not wish to renew registration as a veterinary surgeon for the year ending 31 December 2020'.
If you have not received your letter with log in details by Friday 13 December 2019, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm your current postal address. Please note that veterinary surgeons are required 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 email@example.com to request assistance as soon as possible. Please note that the office will close at 5pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 31 December 2019.