Registration of Property Identification Codes and Pig Tattoo Codes - South Australia


You will need to register for a Property Identification Code (PIC) if you intend to run livestock on your property. You must also register any Pig Tattoo Codes granted in association with your PIC.

A PIC is needed to maintain a register of the locations of livestock and contact details of property owners or managers. This register is intended to be used in the event of an emergency affecting animals.

You will need a PIC if you have one or more:

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

You will also need a PIC if you intend to operate a commercial poultry egg and / or meat production business that is needed to have food safety accreditation.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You may register for a PIC if you are:

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


Two years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $99.50

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $99.50

Fees for 2023-24


Transfer process


Registration cannot be transferred.

Additional information

You will only need one PIC per property. Properties that have multiple blocks of land within 100 kilometres only need one PIC. Properties that have multiple blocks of land more than 100 kilometres apart must register for a PIC for each property.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Biosecurity SA

Contact details

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