Registration as an Owner of Stock - Western Australia


All livestock owners within Western Australia must be registered and have their stock identified in accordance with regulations. If you keep livestock, you are required to register, whether they are kept as pets or for commercial purposes.

The following animals are considered livestock:

  • cattle
  • buffalo
  • sheep
  • goats
  • pigs
  • horses (ponies, donkeys, hybrids)
  • deer
  • South American camelids (alpaca, llama, vicuna)
  • ostrich (ostrich owners only need to register if they own other types of livestock, or if they wish to identify their ostriches with a registered identifier).

Once your application has been processed, you will be issued with a registration certificate and property identification code (PIC) card. The PIC card will have your registered identifiers (stock brand, earmark and pig tattoo), your brand expiry date and PIC for the properties nominated as where you will run your stock.

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

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

A fee is payable upon registration, re-registration and transfer of identifiers. Registration is valid for a period of three years and a renewal notice will be issued to the last recorded postal address prior to the expiry date.

Act(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

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:

The Registrar of Stock and Apiaries

Agriculture and Food

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Operating address: 1 Verscheur Place
Bunbury, Western Australia 6230
Mailing address: PO BOX 1231
Bunbury, Western Australia 6231
Phone: 1300 926 547
Fax: 08 9780 6136
Website: Agriculture and Food (Opens in new window)