Australian Statistics

The total number of animals used for research and teaching in 2004 was a staggering 6,489,005

The following table is comprised of the latest available statistics of animal use in research and teaching in Australia. These statistics should be used for general purposes only.

  • Note that due to inconsistencies between the different states’ monitoring systems, the table does not reflect the degree of suffering involved nor does it indicate the type of study, eg. observational, medical research, agricultural etc.
  • As at the time of posting, Northern Territory and ACT statistics had not been obtained.

VIC Summary of Statistics of Animal Experimentation, Victoria. Report Number 2. 1 January, 2004 to 31 December, 2004.
NSW Animal Research Review Panel NSW Annual Report 2003/04. SA Department for Environment & Heritage – South Australian Government.1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004 .
WA Western Australian animal usage statistics for 2004 , Dept. of Local Government and Regional Development, WA.
Tas Animal Research statistics Tasmania Annual Report , Report Number 8: 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004 . Animal Health and Welfare Branch, Dept. of Primary Industries, Water & Environment.
This information was taken from Australian Association for Humane Research

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Australian Statistics