Mail:      PO Box 7395
      Hutt Street SA 5000
      
Office:   Level 1
  33 Hutt Street
  Adelaide SA 5000
  By Appointment
      
Phone: +61 8 8359 3334
Email:   admin@vsbsa.org.au
New Graduates  

Eligibility for new graduate registration

You are eligible for registration on the general register in South Australia as a new graduate if:

  • Your principal place of residence is in South Australia or you propose to have your principal place of residence in South Australia
  • You have been awarded a qualification recognised by the Board for registration on the general register
  • You are medically fit to provide veterinary treatment as a veterinary surgeon
  • You are a fit and proper person to be registered on the general register

Qualification

The Board is able to grant registration to applicants who have been officially awarded their degree in veterinary science or medicine by the university. Completing your academic studies is not the same as being awarded your degree. The presence of a conferral statement on your academic transcript confirms that you have qualified for your award.

How to apply

You must post to the Board (mailing address: PO Box 7395 Hutt Street SA 5000) the following documents:
  • A completed application for new graduate registration form (Form 2)
  • Two references attesting to your character and suitability for registration (Form 2A)
  • A recent coloured passport photograph of yourself with your full name clearly printed on the back of the photograph
  • A certified copy of documentary evidence of any legal change of name (if your name differs from that shown on your degree certificate or academic transcript)
  • Proof that you have been awarded your degree. The Board requires the following as proof:
    • A certified copy of your degree certificate; or
    • A copy of your academic transcript which states that your degree has been conferred/awarded

(If you have submitted a copy of your academic transcript for the purpose of applying for registration, please provide a certified copy of your degree certificate to the Board within 1 month of receipt)

Processing Timing

Please allow up to 10 business days for your application to be processed.