Legal requirements for working with animals in research & teaching

Australian National University (ANU) Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee (AEEC) oversees and regulates the use of animals in research and teaching carried out at ANU, and ensures that all animal use conforms to National guidelines and standards. The National Health and Medical Research Council's Animal Welfare Committee is responsible for developing the national policy and guidelines relevant to the welfare of animals used for research purposes. The AEEC also refer to the Victorian Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Laboratory Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits.

Any research involving animals must receive approval from the AEEC before it can begin.

See: ANU Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee (AEEC) for further details.

All commonwealth legislation and regulations on working with gene technology apply to Colleges and Service Divisions using animals in research and teaching.

The following Biosecurity Australia policies apply to the use of laboratory rats and their genetic material:

The following Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service conditions apply to importing genetic material:

The following ACT legislation and regulations apply to all Colleges and Service Divisions using animals in research and teaching:

The following National Health and Medical Research Council code of practice and guidelines apply to Colleges and Service Divisions using animals in research and teaching: