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*

Please submit New Applications, responses and request for amendments by COB on the submission date

Submission DateMeeting Date
Monday 27 August 2018Thursday 13 September 2018
Monday 24 September 2018Thursday 11 October 2018
Monday 29 October 2018Thursday 8 November 2018
Monday 26 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 please contact:

Senior Animal Ethics Advisor


P: + 61 3 9479 1443

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 contact:

Heidi Gaulke – Manager Ethics, Integrity & Biosafety


P: + 61 3 9479 1748

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