Apply for animal ethics approval

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) personnel and collaborators must apply for animal ethics approval if their work includes animal interventions beyond routine animal husbandry procedures.

The PIRSA Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) terms of reference and application guidelines will help you:

  • decide if you need to lodge an application
  • compile your application.

Before you start your application, ensure you are familiar with the:

Deadlines for application submissions

If you miss a submission deadline, we will hold your application until the next round.

  • Send your application to us electronically via email.
  • You may also post additional signed copies to us.

Submission deadlines

  • 26 January 2018
  • 30 March 2018
  • 1 June 2018
  • 27 July 2018
  • 21 September 2018
  • 23 November 2018

Meeting dates

  • 16 February 2018
  • 20 April 2018
  • 22 June 2018
  • 17 August 2018
  • 12 October 2018
  • 14 December 2018

Submission fees

In line with PIRSA policy on service cost recovery, an application fee applies to each submission the PIRSA AEC reviews.

We recommend that you factor this fee into your project’s operating costs.

Fees are accurate from 1 January 2018:

  • Internal (PIRSA/SARDI) $400
  • External bodies (universities, private companies, etc.) $600.00 +GST

Application documents

Your submission

The PIRSA AEC will only review complete applications that provide them with sufficient information to make a decision.

Please include the following documents and information in your submission to the PIRSA AEC:

  • A completed application form signed by all parties
  • A completed Payment Advice Form
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Word format if possible.


If you have any questions about the PIRSA AEC please contact us:

Executive Officer
PIRSA Animal Ethics Committee
JS Davies Building, Roseworthy Campus, SA 5371
Phone: (08) 8313 7665
Fax: (08) 8313 7689

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