National Livestock Identification System - Victoria


You will need to ensure all relevant livestock is registered under the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) to ensure the biosecurity of Victoria and other jurisdictions. The livestock that must be registered under the NLIS are:

  • cattle
  • calves
  • sheep
  • goats.

This system of permanent identification has been implemented throughout Australia and is governed by each State and Territory.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scheme you must:

  • have a registered Property Identification Code (PIC)
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any prescribed fees.


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Fees will vary depending on your activity. Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Act(s) name

Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Livestock Disease Control Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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