Public access to the register of persons registered to use animals for scientific purposes

Details of each person registered to use animals for scientific purposes will be entered into the register of persons registered to use animals for scientific purposes, which can be accessed by the public (the public register).

A registered person or applicant for registration may apply to be exempted from disclosure of their registration details in the register on the basis that they are likely to be disadvantaged by this disclosure. Exemption from disclosing a person’s name can only be given if the person is an individual (i.e. not a corporation or learning institution).

The register states:

  • the registered person’s name, address and registered number
  • the animal ethics committee to be used and its terms of reference
  • if the person is not an individual, the office holder to whom the chairperson of the animal ethics committee must report
  • the date of expiry of current registration and other information considered appropriate.

This register may be inspected and extracts taken from it during office hours at:

Biosecurity Queensland
Level 2
41 George Street

Contact the Department on 13 25 23 to make an appointment to inspect the register. Inspections and taking extracts are free of charge.

Otherwise a copy of the register or part of it is available for a prescribed fee. Complete the application form for issuing the public register to obtain a copy.

Privacy and confidentiality of personal details

Details provided to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) about the use of animals for scientific purposes are covered by the Information Privacy Act 2009 and the Right to Information Act 2009, which regulate how information is held and released by the government.