Property Identification Code (PIC) - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require a property identification code (PIC) if you are the owner / manager or occupier of land that holds livestock. Livestock includes cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, buffalo, deer, camelids, equines and poultry.  Your property must have a PIC regardless of whether you intend to move livestock or not.

Please be aware that all sale-yards, abattoirs and show-grounds must also have a PIC. If you have horses on your property or you are an owner of property where horses are agisted, you will also require a PIC.

Normally each property has its own PIC. However, one PIC can be used for more than one property provided the properties are used for a common purposes (for example to graze the same livestock) and are proximate (adjoining or nearby).

Please consult your regional office for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You must be the lawful owner or occupier of a property to obtain a PIC for that property. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 3 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$11.00

Fee for Local Land Service ratepayers.

Application$22.00Fee for non-Local Land Service ratepayers.

Application

Apply

If you intend to apply for a PIC to cover more than one property, you are required to complete a separate form for each property and submit the forms together.


Additional information

A PIC is a unique eight-character number assigned to properties with livestock. This property registration system allows the movement of livestock (cattle, sheep, goats and pigs) between properties to be traced via the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database. The NLIS is a nationwide biosecurity strategy to trace meat from paddock to plate and to safeguard domestic and export markets. Traceability of stock is fundamental in the event of disease control or chemical residues.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
Local Land Services

Act(s) name

Stock Diseases Act 1923 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Stock Diseases Regulation 2009 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries
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
my.feedback@lls.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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