Welcome to the Animal Facility

The Animal Facility provides animals and services for medical research.

The Facility provides technical assistance and housing for research animals in accordance with the South Australian Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985 and with the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, 2004. The Facility also houses several theatres equipped for a variety of procedures.

Please see the Animal Welfare Committee website for more information regarding application forms and processes for animal use in the University.
Please see the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) website for the NEW* Common Form.

The Animal Facility is open 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.


SOMAF Entry procedure

Please ensure that you sign in/out when entering and exiting the Animal Facility and record all consumables used in the rooms (i.e. gowns, gloves etc). You can reduce your carbon footprint and SoMAF charges by re-using consumables where possible.