Horse and cattle - symbol brands

Due to the high volume of brand applications, the current time frame for processing applications is 45 working days. Applications are processed in the order they are received unless a request for urgent processing is included with the application. To avoid delays, please ensure your application is fully completed.

A symbol brand must be registered in conjunction with a three-piece brand. When registered, it may be used in addition to, or instead of, a three-piece brand.

A symbol brand may be any free-form shape that does not conflict with, or is similar to, any registered brand. All symbol brands include a dot to the right of, and in line with, the lower part of the symbol.

The face depth of a symbol branding iron must be between 30mm and 80mm (face depth refers to the height of the character).

View a table with images and descriptions of horse and cattle symbol brands for examples of symbol brands that may be registered. 

Registering a symbol brand

To legally use a symbol brand in Queensland, you must submit an application form to register a brand or earmark in the same name(s) as your three-piece brand to the Registrar of Brands with the prescribed fee.

As the design of a symbol brand may be any shape, you should include a short description of the symbol brand shape you plan to register.

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