A replacement to this notice was published on 15 December 2016, Issue No. 118, Notice No. 2016-gs7010.

Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Fees Payable to the Veterinary Council of New Zealand Notice 2016

Pursuant to section 97 of the Veterinarians Act 2005 (“the Act”), the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (“Council”) gives notice that the following fees (GST excluded) are payable from 11 January 2016 for practising certificate applications and from 1 April 2016 for registration application and other fees.

This notice replaces the Veterinary Council of New Zealand Fees Amendment Notice 2014 (No. 2), published in the New Zealand Gazette, 11 December 2014, Issue No. 148, Notice No. 2014-gs7465.




Practising Certificate fees


Annual practising certificate application fee for:


- Full year


- Full year with early payment rebate1


- July–September


- October–December


- January–March


Registration fees


Application for registration (NZ graduates and those applying under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997)


Application for registration (International graduates with prescribed qualifications or a pass in a prescribed examination or assessment programme)


Application for limited scope registration (International graduates with non-prescribed qualifications)


Application for time limited National Veterinary Examination Candidate scope2


Application for specialist registration


Other Fees


Annual Register maintenance fee for non-practising veterinarians


Registration certificate (or copy) or letter of good standing (or copy) or any other certificate or letter signed by the Registrar


Dated this 10th day of December 2015.

JANET EDEN, Registrar, Veterinary Council of New Zealand.

Explanatory Note – Increase in fees

The increased fees shown follow consultation with the profession as required under section 99 of the Act. The consultation document issued on 14 October 2015 advised veterinarians of:

  1. The statutory requirement to seek to eliminate any cross-subsidisation between fee payers and the new methodology used to ensure that registration application and other fees reflect the total costs of providing these activities.
  2. The proposed 4.3% in practising certificate fees in order for the Council to continue to meet its statutory responsibilities.

On 26 November 2015, after considering the four submissions received, the Council resolved to adopt the fees set out in this notice.

1 Under section 97(1)(i) of the Act, the Council may prescribe an additional fee to be paid if a prescribed fee is paid after its due date. The Council uses this section to rebate the APC fee by a specified amount for early payment by a specified date, which ensures earlier renewal.

2 Registration in this scope allows those who have passed the preliminary part of the joint Australasian National Veterinary Examination (NVE) to gain practical experience under direct veterinary supervision prior to sitting the final part of NVE. Registration lapses on the day the results of the final examination are released.