Animal Welfare Symposium

This is an annual program of contemporary animal welfare considerations presented by international and local speakers.

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Animal Technicians Week

This annual celebration in November recognises animal technicians for their essential contribution as members of the research team that are responsible for providing compassionate attention to the animals in their care.

Institutions are invited to join us in taking the time to offer special recognition to those hardworking individuals. ANZLAA has allocated funds to support these special recognition events.  State organised events and activities are encouraged.
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NZ Branch Conference

If you want to be involved with a small, intimate group of dedicated animal care personnel while having a great time in New Zealand this conference is for you. The presentations are aimed towards animal technicians, facility mangers, researchers and whoever else is interested in learning about improved lab animal husbandry and practice.
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ANZLAA Conference

This is by far the biggest event of the year. With amazing venues, fantastic presentations from local and international speakers and a wide range of vendors to talk to you about the latest technology in the lab animal industry. This conference gives you the chance to network and form connections with other people in the industry.

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One of the primary aims of ANZLAA is to promote continuing professional development for those working with animals in research and teaching. One of the ways in which ANZLAA promotes this is by offering grants or scholarships designed to assist our member’s access to educational or other further professional development opportunities that they may not otherwise be able to take advantage of.
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Upcoming events

    • 28 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM (NZST)
    • 29 Jun 2022
    • 5:00 PM (NZST)
    • University of Otago, Christchurch

    Registration details:

    • Early bird full conference registration: $250 for ANZLAA Members and $300 for Non-Members
    • Standard full conference registration: $300 for ANZLAA Members and $350 for Non-Members
    • Virtual attendance: $150 for ANZLAA Members and $200 for Non-Members
    • Day rate: $150 for ANZLAA Members and $200 for Non-Members
    • Activity and Dinner: $125

    Please note that all registration fees are in AUD. All attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend this event in person.

    Venue: The ANZLAA Winter Branch Meeting 2022 will be hosted on-site at University of Otago - Christchurch. The conference is in the Bevan Lecture Theatre located on the 7th floor of the university. The address is 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch, Christchurch Central.

    Activity: Escape Artists located 7/120 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central.

    Dinner: Fiddlesticks located 48 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch Central.

    Accommodation: Please book your own accommodation, listed below are some of many accommodations that are situated between the campus and our dinner venue.

    • The Classic Villa - +64 3 377 7905
    • Hotel Give - +64 3 963 2821
    • The Worcester of Christchurch +64 3 365 0936
    • The Observatory Hotel - +64 27 228 8038
    • Yha Christchurch - +64 3 379 9536

     Any questions or enquires please email

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