Boards and Committees Register

Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW

Closing date: 27th April, 2021
Region: Central Coast, Central West & Orana, Far West, Hunter, Illawarra-Shoalhaven, New England & North West, North Coast, Riverina Murray, South East & Tablelands, Sydney, Western Sydney
Agency: Department of Regional NSW (Department of Primary Industries)

The NSW Government is now seeking expressions of interest from people to join the Veterinary Practitioners Board (the Board).  The role of the Board is to assist the regulation of veterinary services in NSW.

- two board members who are veterinary practitioners, and

- two board members who are non-veterinarians to represent consumers of veterinary services.

Board Members are appointed for a 3-year term by the Governor of NSW.

The Board is an independent state government body corporate established under the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 (the Act).

The Board has the following functions:

(a) to register veterinary practitioners and licence veterinary hospitals,

(b) to investigate complaints against veterinary practitioners,

(c) to take disciplinary action against veterinary practitioners,

(d) to enforce the provisions of this Act and the regulations, including to take proceedings for offences against this Act or the regulations,

(e) to develop codes of professional conduct for veterinary practitioners,

(f) to co-operate with other jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand to further a common and harmonious approach to the administration of legislation relating to veterinary practitioners,

(g) to provide information to the veterinary profession relating to continuing education issues, developments in the field of veterinary science and disciplinary matters,

(h) to provide general advice to consumers of veterinary services with respect to the ethics and standards of professional competence that are generally expected of veterinary practitioners,

(i) to provide advice to the Minister with respect to any other matter in connection with the administration of this Act,

(j) to promote, provide for or facilitate the professional development of veterinary practitioners, including by determining the requirements for continuing professional development of veterinary practitioners,

(k) to provide, if practicable, scholarships for veterinary study,

(l) to liaise with and, if considered by the Board to be appropriate, to become a member of, professional organisations concerned with veterinary science.

The Board is responsible for developing an annual report for the Minister to present to both NSW Government parliaments, in accordance with the Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Act 1984.

For more information about the Board, please visit


How To Apply

Members will be apppionted on the basis of their skills and expertise.  Applicants should briefly outline their suitability for the position and provide a copy of their curriculum vitae. The application should include how they can support the Board to meet its legislative functions, outline any previous board memberships, and experience in working within a legislative and policy framework.

Applications can be emailed to  



Enquiries To

Jenny Thomson on 0428975645 or at

Areas of Interest: Primary Industries

Published 22nd March