Vendor Declarations and Movement Records for Livestock - Tasmania


If you intend to buy, move or sell livestock (cattle, sheep, pigs or goats), the livestock must be accompanied by a vendor declaration form. This includes property to property sales and other changes of ownership.

A copy of the vendor declaration form must be kept by both the vendor and purchaser for a minimum of 2 years for cattle and pigs and 7 years for sheep and goats.

The vendor declaration form records movement information, including the address and property identification code (PIC) for the place of origin, whether or not the stock were bred at the place of origin and the address and the PIC for the destination. Information gathered via the vendor declaration form is then recorded onto the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) to ensure lifetime identification and traceability.

Most people will need to use the industry developed Livestock Production Assured (LPA) National Vendor Declaration (NVD) to ensure that your stock attracts the best price. The LPA Program is the Australian livestock industry's on-farm food safety program. You may need to use the accredited form to remain compliant with industry.

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.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

If you sell your property you will need to retain your NVD books and LPA NVD electronic declarations (eDEC's).


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees for PigPass and LPA NVD may be applicable if you choose to use those services.

Apply Lodgement All

No fees are needed for the generic NVD in the format prescribed by the Registrar of Animal Brands.

Act(s) name

Animal (Brands and Movement) Act 1984 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Animal (Brands and Movement) Regulations 2014 Tasmania

Approval time

30 business days

Additional information

All pigs are required to be registered with PigPass. If you intend to move your pigs you will need a PigPass NVD.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment


Animal Industries

Contact details

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