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Information for Animal Orders

Due to the closure of the LAS Central Animal House in July 2017, rodent production has been downsized and moved to the Helen Mayo Animal Facility.

As such, LAS are no longer producing C57/6 mice, Nude mice, Albino Wistar rats, Dark Agouti rats or Hooded Wistar rats.  These strains can still be ordered but will be sourced form Animal Resource Centre (ARC).

Delivery Information

Laboratory Animal Services provides free delivery to Adelaide (CBD) institutions once per week on Wednesday.  Additional deliveries within teh CBD can be arranged for $32.  For deliveries outside of Adelaide CBD please contact Sue Smith email for current prices.  For interstate and overseas deliveries, freight charges plus containers will apply.

Approved Suppliers

Non-Approved Suppliers

  • All other rodent facilities
  • Conditions apply for sending and receiving rodents from non-approved suppliers.
  • Please complete the online "Non Approved Supplier Request Form" within "Online Ordering" in the first instance if you require to send or receive rodents from non-approved suppliers.

Notice Required for Online Orders

Animal Resource Centre (ARC) Orders - Perth

Orders to be submitted no later than 12.00pm each Monday before Wednesday delivery.  Late orders can be processed for Thursday/Friday delivery, but incurs a  $32.00 delivery fee and is dependant on ARC's ability to fulfil the order.

Time-Mated Rodents

Orders to be placed in advance.  Pregnant females will be delivered at least 3-4 days prior to the required date.

LAS Production Orders

Small Orders

Orders to be sent by 3pm the day before delivery

Large Orders

As much notice as possible to build up colony numbers to ensure the order can be filled.

Time-Mated Rodents

Orders to be placed in advance.  Pregnant females will be delivered at least 3-4 days prior to the required date.

External Client

Only CBA, CBAF1 and Swiss mice are available to be ordered by external clients.  Internal client orders will take priority over external client orders therefore orders will only be filled if there is surplus stock.

For all external client orders, please contact Sue Smith via email or phone 8313 5340

Laboratory Animal Services




Medical School South Building
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


Telephone: +61 8 8313 5340
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 4342