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


If you own a property that runs livestock, including sheep, cattle, goats and pigs, your property must be registered with the Agency. 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 require 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; or
  • An occupier of manager of an area of public land.

Once allocated your PIC will be recorded on:

  • animal movement records
  • vendor declarations
  • national livestock identification scheme (NLIS) database
  • NLIS tags
  • animal health statements.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

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 Description
Apply Application

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


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

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate


Contact details

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


Operating address: Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Phone: 13 22 81