Stock Tag for Livestock Identification - Australian Capital Territory


You may require approved stock tags if you breed, raise or manage livestock in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). If you own tagable stock, you can apply for a tag number for the stock. Stock includes any horse, cattle, sheep, alpaca, swine, goat or other declared animal. Tags may either be a label, mark or electronic device that is attached or placed on the stock, and are used for identifying that stock.

You must ensure that the tag you intend to use is an approved tag. Approved tags include:

  • An approved national livestock identification system (NLIS) device;
  • An approved mark; and
  • A special purpose tag.

If the tag you intend to use is not an approved tag, you can apply to have the tag approved. The Agency may approve a tag for tagable stock in relation to the following:

  • A holding;
  • A public road;
  • An area of public land;
  • A saleyard; and
  • An abattoir.

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

To be eligible you must:

  • Be the owner of tagable stock; and
  • Ensure that your stock is tagable stock (please refer to the legislation for details).

If the stock owned by two or more people, you can apply jointly. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


To be determined by the Agency.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Licence

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

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 132281
Fax: 02 62075956