Approval of Permanent Identifiers - New South Wales


If you own or intend to own livestock, you may need 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.

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Department of Regional NSW

Local Land Services

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