Registrable Biosecurity Entity (RBE) - Queensland


Anyone who keeps more than a certain number of 'designated animals' must register with Biosecurity Queensland to become a registered biosecurity entity.

A registrable biosecurity entity (RBE) can be an individual, or several individuals working in a partnership or organisation such as a company, trust, registered body or government organisation.

Registration allows animals to be traced if there is a disease outbreak or contamination incident.

You must register if you own or keep:

  • 1 or more cows, sheep, goats, pigs, bison, buffalo, deer or animals from the Camelidae family (e.g. alpacas, llamas) or the Equidae family (e.g. horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, zebras)
  • 100 or more designated birds - that is, birds that are raised for human consumption (poultry) or the production of eggs for human consumption (e.g. chickens), or that have been released into free flight since they started being kept in captivity (e.g. pigeons)
  • 1 or more beehives.  

Service type


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


Registration is valid for 3 years from the date you apply.


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Application process

You can get an application form from Department of Agriculture and Fisheries office or call 13 25 23 to be posted one.

Additional information

You will still need a Property Idenitification Code (PIC) to purchase devices from the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) and to access other national industry systems such as vendor declarations/waybills. If you do not own the property where your animals are kept, you will need to get authorisation from the property owner to use their PIC to access these systems. The property owner will need to complete the relevant section of your application to become an RBE.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Contact details

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Customer Service Centre

Biosecurity Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone: 13 25 23