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Registration of a Property Identification Code - Tasmania


You will need to have a property identification code (PIC) if you own a property that runs livestock, including sheep, cattle, goats and pigs. A PIC is an eight letter code which identifies your property spatially and forms the basis of Australia's animal disease response, food safety and traceability programs.

You will need to register the person responsible for the management of animals who will be the primary contact for the PIC. Once registered, you will be allocated a permanent property identification code (PIC).

If you have more than one property, you can apply to have these amalgamated under one PIC. A 'property' is defined as one or more parcels of land in close proximity that are worked as a single property.

Once allocated your PIC, you will need to register for the following (depending on type of stock and their movement):

  • National Vendor Declarations (NVD)
  • National Livestock Identification System (NILS) database
  • Authorisation to use and purchase NILS tags.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


The PIC can be closed if sold and not transferred to the new owner but will remain with the property. The PIC can be deactivated by the Agency if the property is no longer active in livestock production.


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Approval time

7 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment


Animal Industries

Contact details

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