Property Identification Code (PIC) - Victoria

Service summary

You will require a Property Identification Code (PIC) if you own any cattle or livestock, or graze or run livestock on your property. A PIC is a unique eight character code that identifies the property at which livestock are kept or the place at which a livestock business is carried out.

Cattle, sheep and goat producers are required by law to have a PIC for the properties on which they graze livestock, as are owners of alpacas, llamas, horses, deer or more than 100 poultry.

Poultry includes domesticated fowl, chickens, ducks, geese, turkey, guinea fowl, pigeons, emus or ostriches.

Also, if you grow over 0.5 hectares of grapevines, you will require a PIC.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must complete an application form, and pay any fees required by the Agency.


As specified.



Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.



Please refer to the extensive details on the application form and attached notes for full details of the application process.

Administering agency

Plants and Animals

Act(s) name

Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 (Victoria)

Contact details

Tag Registrar
Plants and Animals




03 54304505

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