Animal ethics committee

Victoria is committed to supporting the ethical conduct of our research staff and students who work with animals for scientific research purposes.

The University’s Animal Ethics Committee has been appointed by the Vice-Chancellor to protect the welfare of animals used in research and teaching to ensure their use us justified and scientifically worthwhile.

The Committee considers all applications for the use of live animals for teaching and research prior to any research or teaching activities being untaken.

All research at the University is conducted in line with the Animal Ethics Policy.

General enquiries

Contact the Committee for all enquiries related to animal research ethics and welfare, email

Information Animal Ethics Approval process, guidelines and the Committee can be found on the staff intranet.