Registration of a Property Identification Code (PIC) - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

If you own a property that runs livestock, including sheep, cattle, goats and pigs, your property must be registered with the Agency. Once registered you will be allocated a permanent property identification code (PIC).

A PIC is an eight letter code which defines your property spatially and forms the basis of Australia's food safety and traceability programs. PIC's are assigned to properties where stock is either held, sold or sent for sale or slaughter.

A PIC helps identify and trace stock movements, and assists in the identification of properties that may be potentially affected during an animal disease emergency.

You will require a property identifier code if you are:

  • The owner of occupier of a holding;
  • An owner or person in charge of a saleyard or abattoir;
  • A stock and station agent; or
  • An occupier of manager of an area of public land.

Once allocated your PIC will be recorded on:

  • animal movement records
  • vendor declarations
  • national livestock identification scheme (NLIS) database
  • NLIS tags
  • animal health statements.

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

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Property Identifier Code (PIC) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate
Environment

Act(s) name

Animal Diseases Act 2005 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Diseases Regulation 2006 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

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Environment and Planning Directorate
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Environment
Environment and Planning Directorate
Environment
Environment Protection Authority


Operating address:
Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Dickson
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 158
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

13 22 81

Phone:

02 6207 1923
environment@act.gov.au

Supporting information

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