Animal Ethics Committee

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) has been established to consider proposals to conduct scientific or educational projects that involve animals. The DPIPWE AEC services DPIPWE Divisions and may, on request, assess applications to conduct animal research from external institutions who do not have their own AEC, where there is considered to be significant public benefit from the research and where a formal DPIPWE AEC sharing agreement is in place.

AEC approval is required under the Tasmanian Animal Welfare Act 1993 (the Act) and the Australian code for the care and use of animals forscientific purposes, 8th Edition, 2013​ (the Code).



  AEC Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines 2017   (43Kb)


See also Animal Research for information on licensing conditions for institutions conducting animal research, including interstate and overseas institutions conducting animal research in Tasmania.​

Contact

AEC Executive Officer
GPO Box 44
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3144
Email: executiveofficer.aec@dpipwe.tas.gov.au