Animal ethics committee

Animal Ethics Committee

The Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) at La Trobe University is comprised of representatives from the University, welfare organisations and the community and serves the following licensed Scientific Procedures Premises:

The persons nominated under Section 26(2) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986, to be responsible for any procedures carried out at the above-mentioned premises, are appointed by the Head of School/organisational unit. Read the AEC terms of reference

Contact the committee

All correspondence, enquiries and submissions should be addressed to Animal Ethics at

2018 Meeting Dates*

The La Trobe University Animal Ethics Committee meetings are conducted in either the Union Building or Research and Development Park, Technology Enterprise Centre, Bundoora Campus, unless otherwise advised.  The Committee may ask the Chief Investigator to attend the meeting at which their new application is being reviewed.  Where such attendance is not practical for reasons of distance (Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo and Mildura campuses) the Committee would expect investigators to be available for interview by telephone.  Please note that applications and papers should be submitted no later than at the designated submission date to be considered at a particular meeting.

Submission DateMeeting Date
Monday 20 November 2017 
Monday 29 January 2018 
Monday 26 February 2018Thursday 15 March 2018
Wednesday 4 April 2018Thursday 19 April 2018
Tuesday 30 April 2018Thursday 17 May 2018
Monday 4 June 2018Thursday 21 June 2018
Monday 23 July 2018Thursday 9 August 2018
Monday 27 August 2018Thursday 13 September 2018
Monday 24 September 2018Thursday 11 October 2018
Monday 22 October 2018Thursday 8 November 2018
Monday 19 November 2018Thursday 6 December 2018

*  Meeting dates may be subject to change without notice

Feedback and complaints

If you wish to provide general feedback on any aspect of the animal research process at La Trobe University, including the animal ethics review process, you can either:

In accordance with the requirements of the Code (Section 5), if you wish to make a complaint about a research project conducted by La Trobe University or more broadly about a researcher or the conduct of research please either:

Please ensure you indicate whether you would like us to follow up with you regarding your complaint of feedback.