NT Waybill - Northern Territory

Service summary

Waybills are used to record the movement of livestock in the Northern Territory.
The waybill system also acts as a deterrent to stock stealing, provides certification of the property of origin for abattoirs and export markets and provides detailed documentation for station management.
It is compulsory to use waybills under the Livestock Act.
It is a mandatory requirement for cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, camels, alpacas, llamas, deer and pig owners to complete a waybill whenever stock are moved outside the boundaries of a property.
Pink copies must be sent within 28 days.
If you need assistance with completing your Waybill correctly please contact your Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer (RLBO) for assistance.

Further permission is needed to drive stock from an area infested by ticks to a protected area.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Is your property registered with a Property Identification Code (PIC)?
Legislation states:
The owner of an identifiable property must have a PIC Registered for that property.
An identifiable property is a property that keeps any of the following livestock:
Alpacas, buffalo, camels, cattle, deer, goats, horses, llamas, pigs, pigeons, poultry, sheep.
This PIC must be entered onto Waybills when moving stock from one property to another.


Per movement.


$25 [GST incl] Waybill book of 50.

Cheque, Cash, Credit Card - Form available.

Other resources

Additional information

Contact your Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer

Administering agency

Primary Industry

Act(s) name

Livestock Act 2008 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer, Darwin

Operating address:
29 Makagon Rd
CS Robinson Bldg, Berrimah Farm
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801





Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer, Alice Springs

Operating address:
Alice Springs NT 0870
Mailing address:
PO Box 8760
Alice Springs NT 0871





Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer, Katherine

Operating address:
Katherine Research Station
Katherine NT 0850
Mailing address:
PO Box 1346
Katherine NT 0851





Principal Livestock Biosecurity Officer, Tennant Creek

Operating address:
Barkly House
Tennant Creek NT 0860
Mailing address:
PO Box 159
Tennant Creek NT 0861






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