Authority to use Permanent Identification Devices - Tasmania

Service summary

You may apply for this authority if you are the person in charge of any animal on any premises. This authority gives you permission to do one or more of the following:

  • attach or insert a permanent identification device
  • alter a permanent identification device
  • remove a permanent identification device
  • attach or insert a second permanent identification device.

Livestock are uniquely identified by this device. It can provide information on property of origin, as well as a traceable record of where the animal has been. The device will contain the property identification code (PIC) and national livestock identification system (NLIS) number which is a unique number used to identify an animal within the NLIS database. Please note that only cattle, sheep, goats are currently traced via the NLIS database.

There are different devices and requirements depending on the animal you are tagging. Please see the Agency website for detailed information on identification devices and application methods for cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

There may be a number of veterinary conditions relating to the use of a permanent identification device. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.





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

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Animal Industries

Act(s) name

Animal (Brands and Movement) Act 1984 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Animal (Brands and Movement) Regulations 2014 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Registrar of Animal Brands, Product Integrity Branch
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Animal Industries

Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7000


03 6165 3240

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