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. All livestock under the care of producers, saleyards, and processors are required to be registered and their movements recorded.

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 enables individual animals to be tracked 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.

Eligibility requirements

To participate in the scheme you will need to create a NLIS account.

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




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Act(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 AG

Regulation(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Regulations 1998 AG

Administering agency

Meat and Livestock Australia

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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, Western Australia 2059
Phone: 1800 654 743
Fax: 02 9463 9136