Buyer's Identification Code (Livestock) - Western Australia


You will require a Buyer's Identification Code (BIC) if you intend to purchase livestock but do not know the immediate destination for the stock (e.g. as an agent, export buyer, abattoir buyer). Please note that if you are purchasing stock using a BIC, you are required to notify the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database within 24 hours of the purchase.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further 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.


Varies, please refer to documentation you receive confirming the registration of your BIC.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Resources
Apply Application for a Buyer's Identification Code - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

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.

Brands Office

Operating address: LOCKED BAG 4
Bentley DC, Western Australia 6983
Mailing address: 3 Baron-hay Court
South Perth, Western Australia 6151
Phone: 08 9368 3333
Fax: 08 9474 2405
Website: Agriculture and Food (Opens in new window)