Legislation and Biosecurity

Legislation and Biosecurity

PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION CODE (PIC)


A Property Identification Code (PIC) is an eight-character code allocated by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) or an equivalent authority in each state or territory to identify a livestock-producing property. Producers must have a PIC to move livestock on and off a property – it forms the basis of Australia’s food safety and traceability programs.

There are differences between states and territories in how PICs are managed. In some states, amalgamation of separate PICs owned by the same entity, into a single PIC, is allowed. In other states, one property can be issued multiple PICs if there are livestock owned by multiple entities on the property. It is important to understand the requirements for your state or territory. To check requirements or apply for a PIC. please click on your State's link below:



VICTORIA:

https://pic.agriculture.vic.gov.au/


NEW SOUTH WALES:

https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/livestock/pics


QUEENSLAND:

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/land-management/pic


SOUTH AUSTRALIA:

http://pir.sa.gov.au/biosecurity/animal_health/property_identification_code_pic


WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/livestock-ownership


TASMANIA:

http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/agriculture/animal-industries/identifying-selling-moving-livestock/about-livestock-identification/property-identification-code-(pic)-registration


NORTHERN TERRITORY:

https://nt.gov.au/industry/agriculture/livestock/get-a-property-identification-code


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:

https://www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/plants-and-animals/Biosecurity/animal-health/livestock-management