Transported Stock Statement (TSS) - New South Wales

Service summary

You may be required to hold a transported stock statement (TSS) if you transport stock. This applies whether the stock is transported by road, rail, water or air transport. Stock includes cattle, horses, sheep, goats, camel's alpacas, llamas, pigs, deer, ostriches and emus.

You must ensure that the person in charge of the transportation process is in possession of the TSS, and that the stock matches the description in the statement. A completed copy of the TSS must be retained for at least 2 years after you have transported the stock.

The TSS must be in the form of a consignment note or document that has been approved. If you are a stock transporter, you can apply for approval of a consignment note as a TSS.

Please note that:

  • a TSS is not required in certain circumstances
  • restrictions on movement and documentation requirements may vary according to the type of stock
  • animal health statements for cattle, sheep and goats are not mandatory in NSW, however they may be required for some stock movements especially interstate or through particular saleyards.

Please consult your regional office for more information.

Service type


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


Please be aware that if you hold a National Vendor Declaration (NDV) you will not require a TSS for stock movements.

Eligibility requirements

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



Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


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Transported Stock Statement (TSS) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Industry
Local Land Services

Act(s) name

Local Land Services Act 2013 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Local Land Services Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Department of Industry
Local Land Services

Operating address:
MLC Centre
Level 48
19 Martin Place
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 2105
Dubbo, New South Wales 2830

Toll Free:

1300 795 299


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