Property Identification Code - South Australia


If you own a property that runs livestock, you will need to register the property for a Property Identification Code (PIC).  This registration is mandatory under a national agreement to maintain a register of the locations of livestock and property owner or manager contact details.

All South Australian properties must have a PIC if they have 1 or more:

  •         horses
  •         cattle
  •         sheep
  •         pigs
  •         goats
  •         deer
  •         alpacas
  •         buffaloes
  •         donkeys
  •         camels
  •         mules
  •         llamas.

A PIC is also required if you intend to operate a commercial poultry egg and/or meat production business that is required to have food safety accreditation. Poultry species include:

  •         chickens
  •         ducks
  •         geese
  •         guinea fowl
  •         mutton birds
  •         partridges
  •         pheasants
  •         pigeons
  •         quails
  •         turkeys.

Only 1 PIC is required per property.  Properties that have multiple blocks of land within 100 km only need 1 PIC. Properties that have multiple blocks of land more than 100 km apart of each property must register different PICs.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The following people can register a property for a PIC:

  •     an owner or part owner
  •     occupier
  •     owner of stock
  •     a person who has responsibility for managing or caring for stock on the property.


2 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $90.00 Fees for 2019-2020
Renew Renewal All $90.00 Fees for 2019-2020


Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA

Biosecurity SA

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Property Identification Code

Biosecurity SA

Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA

Operating address: 25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1671
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8207 7919
Phone: 1800 654 688