Authority to use Permanent Identification Devices - Tasmania


You may apply for this authority if you are the person in charge of any animal on any premises. This authority gives you permission to do one or more of the following:

  • attach or insert a permanent identification device
  • alter a permanent identification device
  • remove a permanent identification device
  • attach or insert a second permanent identification device.

Livestock are uniquely identified by this device. It can provide information on property of origin, as well as a traceable record of where the animal has been. The device will contain the property identification code (PIC) and national livestock identification system (NLIS) number which is a unique number used to identify an animal within the NLIS database. Please note that only cattle, sheep, goats are currently traced via the NLIS database.

There are different devices and requirements depending on the animal you are tagging. Please see the Agency website for detailed information on identification devices and application methods for cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

There may be a number of veterinary conditions relating to the use of a permanent identification device. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Animal (Brands and Movement) Act 1984 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Animal (Brands and Movement) Regulations 2014 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment


Animal Industries

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:

Registrar of Animal Brands, Product Integrity Branch

Animal Industries


Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3240
Fax: 03 6173 0308