Approval of Permanent Identifiers - New South Wales


If you own or intend to own livestock, you may be required to attach a permanent identifier to your stock. Livestock includes cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. A stock identifier, for example a brand or earmark, must not be attached to stock unless it is approved by the Agency or is a National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) accredited tag or device.

You must ensure that your stock has an identifier:

  • before your livestock leaves your property, regardless of whether that property is the one on which it was born (for example, you may be selling the livestock)
  • on arrival of the livestock in NSW
  • if directed to do so by an inspector.

Brands or earmarks are supplied by the Agency, the district registrar, or an authorised person as authorised by the Act.

Please consult your regional office for more information.

Service type


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Eligibility requirements

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Act(s) name

Biosecurity Act 2015 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biosecurity (National Livestock Identification System) Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

Local Land Services

Contact details

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Local Land Services

Department of Regional NSW

New South Wales
Mailing address: PO BOX 6082
Dubbo, New South Wales 2830
Phone: 1300 795 299
Website: Local Land Services (Opens in new window)