You may require approved stock tags if you breed, raise or manage livestock in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). If you own tagable stock, you can apply for a tag number for the stock. Stock includes any horse, cattle, sheep, alpaca, swine, goat or other declared animal. Tags may either be a label, mark or electronic device that is attached or placed on the stock, and are used for identifying that stock.
You must ensure that the tag you intend to use is an approved tag. Approved tags include:
- An approved national livestock identification system (NLIS) device;
- An approved mark; and
- A special purpose tag.
If the tag you intend to use is not an approved tag, you can apply to have the tag approved. The Agency may approve a tag for tagable stock in relation to the following:
- A holding;
- A public road;
- An area of public land;
- A saleyard; and
- An abattoir.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible you must:
- Be the owner of tagable stock; and
- Ensure that your stock is tagable stock (please refer to the legislation for details).
If the stock owned by two or more people, you can apply jointly. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
To be determined by the Agency.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Stock Tag for Livestock Identification - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
Animal Diseases Act 2005 (Australian Capital Territory)
Animal Diseases Regulation 2006 (Australian Capital Territory)
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