You are required to obtain this registration in the following circumstances:
Registration of horse and cattle brand:
Registration of horse and cattle earmark:
Registration of symbol brand:
A symbol brand is not compulsory.
A symbol brand may only be registered in conjunction with a three-piece horse and cattle brand. When registered, it may be used in addition to, or instead of, a three-piece horse and cattle brand.
Registration of pig brand:
Registration of sheep brand and/or sheep earmark:
Registered brand/earmark owners are required to submit a brand return by the end of January each year. Failure to do so can result in cancellation of the brand or earmark.
The purchase of a property does not result in the automatic transfer of brands or earmarks.
Registered horse and cattle three-piece brands and symbol brands can be used anywhere in Queensland providing they don't conflict with neighbour's brands.
Pig brands, cattle earmarks, sheep brands and sheep earmarks cannot be used anywhere in Queensland. They may only be used in assigned earmark districts. Cattle earmarks, sheep brands and sheep earmarks are not compulsory, but are proof of ownership.
Further details on branding and earmarks are available on the department's website.