Biosecurity entity registration - Queensland


You will need to be registered as a biosecurity entity if you own or keep a certain number of a livestock, birds or beehives. The threshold amounts can be found on the agency website.

You will need to be registered even if you don't own the land where you keep your animals. For example, if either:

  • you are a lessee
  • your animals are agisted on someone else's land
  • you keep beehives on someone else's land.

A person, persons or organisation can be registered as a biosecurity entity.

If you hold a property identification code (PIC), you may already be registered as a biosecurity entity.

Service type


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


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $49.51

Per year (keeping of designated animals other than bees). Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $33.42

Per year (keeping bees). Fees for 2022-23

Application process


To register for the first time, you need to apply for registration as a biosecurity entity.

You will still need a Property Identification Code (PIC) to purchase devices from the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) and to access other national industry systems such as Livestock Production Assurance 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 or supply authorisation using the Land owner request form.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Contact details

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