Registration as an Owner of Stock - Western Australia


You will need this registration if you intend to own stock in Western Australia. All livestock owners within Western Australia must be registered and have their stock identified 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
  • camelids
  • ostrich.

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.

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.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $76.50

Fees for 2023-24

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

Additional information

Ostrich owners only need to register if they own other types of livestock, or if they intend to identify their ostriches with a registered identifier.

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.