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Animal Ethics Committee 

The St Vincent’s Hospital Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) is responsible for ensuring that all activities relating to the care and use of animals are conducted in compliance with the ‘Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes’ 8th Edition 2013.

All research and teaching involving the use of animals must receive approval from the St Vincent’s Hospital AEC before commencing.

Terms of Reference 2015 

AEC Committee Composition  


Meeting dates:

2016 AEC Meeting Dates / Agenda Closing Dates

The AEC reviews research projects for conduction at the following sites:  

  • St Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy campus
  • St Vincent’s Institute
  • O’Brien Institute
  • Bionics Institute
  • University of Melbourne at St Vincent’s  
  • Centre for Eye Research Australia


For further information, please contact Melanie Asquith, AEC Secretary on 03 9288 3872 or email

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211