Property identification code (PIC) - Queensland


You will need a property identification code (PIC) if you plan to own or keep livestock, including sheep, cattle, goats and pigs. A PIC is a unique eight-character code which identifies your property spatially and forms the basis of Australia's animal disease response, food safety and traceability programs. If you don't own the property on which your animals are kept, you still need to register as a biosecurity entity and obtain a PIC.

A PIC is needed to;

  • purchase National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) devices
  • access other national systems such as national vendor declarations or waybills
  • report movements to the NLIS database.

You will be automatically assigned a PIC, when you register as a Biosecurity Entity.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Three years


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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All You do not need to pay any fees.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

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