Branding and Tagging Registration - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend have a brand or tag on livestock that marks your ownership. A brand or tag can be an earmark, body brand, body tag or tattoo. Livestock includes cattle, sheep, pigs and horses.

Livestock identification is essential for enabling livestock to be traced. This delivers food safety assurances for customers and consumers, and protects the livestock industry from damage caused by diseases.

As the person in charge of livestock you are obliged to:

  • Brand cattle and sheep with a registered earmark the age of 6 months; and
  • Tattoo the shoulder of all pigs over 10 weeks of age with a registered body tattoo within 7 days of that animal leaving your property for sale or slaughter.

The use of body branding for sheep, cattle and horses and body tags for cattle is optional, however if used they must be registered.

Please note there are specifications for the design and dimensions of earmarks, body brands, body tags and tattoos.

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

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Have the design approved;
  • Complete the relevant application forms; and
  • Pay the required fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Designs remain valid until they are transferred.


GeneralDuplicate Certificate$13.95



Please submit your application directly to the Agency.

Approval time

60 days from the day on which the application is received.

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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