National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) if you are a producer, saleyard, processor or have livestock under your control. You will require registration for all livestock under your control and you must record their movements.

The NLIS is Australia's system for the identification and tracing of cattle, goats, lambs and sheep. It is a permanent whole-of-life identification system that tracks individual animals from property of birth to slaughter for food safety, product integrity and market access purposes.

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.




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Act(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Regulations 1998 Australian Government

Administering agency

Meat and Livestock Australia

Contact details

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National Livestock Identification System Support

Meat and Livestock Australia

Operating address: Level 1
40 Mount Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Mailing address: PO BOX 1961
North Sydney, New South Wales 2059
Phone: 1800 654 743
Fax: 02 9463 9136
Website: Meat & Livestock Australia (Opens in new window)