Stock Tag for Livestock Identification - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

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.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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.

Duration

To be determined by the Agency.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyLicence

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Stock Tag for Livestock Identification - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
City Services

Act(s) name

Animal Diseases Act 2005 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Diseases Regulation 2006 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance
Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
City Services

Operating address:
Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Lyneham
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

132281

Fax:

02 62075956

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