Property Identification Number (PIC#)
A PIC is a unique eight-character code assigned by Local Land Services to properties with livestock. This system holds information identifying land including property names, locations and further details of the trading entity and the property owners or managers. A PIC number allows the movement of goats from one property to another. Getting a PIC number is easy. To find out more, contact Lands Services in your state or territory.
Different states have different regulations in regards to ear tagging. A nationwide system was established in 2006 to standardise livestock identification in Australia, this is the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS).A goat should not be purchased or leave your property unless tagged, and have correct paperwork, such as a health declaration and Waybill
NLIS Requirements – State by State
Please refer to the following website for more information on NLIS in each state.
- NSW – https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/animals-and-livestock/nlis/sheep-goats/guidelines/basic#:~:text=NLIS%20(Sheep%20%26%20Goats)%20was,of%20a%20mob%2Dbased%20system
- VIC – victorian_goat_nlis_requirements.docx
- QLD – https://www.nlis.com.au/NLIS-Information/
- TAS – https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/agriculture/animal-industries/identifying-selling-moving-livestock/buying-selling-sheep-and-goats/nlis-for-sheep-goats
- WA – https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/livestock-biosecurity/nlis-and-identification-goats
- SA – https://pir.sa.gov.au/biosecurity/animal_health/sheep/nlis_sheep_goats
- NT – https://nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/200303/nlis-sheep-goats-in-the-nt.pdf