Registration of a Property Identification Code (PIC) - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this registration if you own a property that runs livestock, including sheep, cattle, goats or pigs. Once registered you will be allocated a permanent property identification code (PIC).

A PIC is an eight letter code which defines your property spatially and forms the basis of Australia's food safety and traceability programs. PIC's are assigned to properties where stock is either held, sold or sent for sale or slaughter.

A PIC helps identify and trace stock movements, and assists in the identification of properties that may be potentially affected during an animal disease emergency.

You will need a property identifier code if you are:

  • the owner of occupier of a holding
  • an owner or person in charge of a saleyard or abattoir
  • a stock and station agent
  • an occupier of manager of an area of public land.

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Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Property Identifier Code (PIC) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Animal Diseases Act 2005 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Animal Diseases Regulation 2006 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

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Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 22 81