Property identification codes
When you register as a biosecurity entity you will be allocated the property identification codes (PIC) that is associated with the land where you keep your animals.
Queensland livestock owners need PICs to:
- buy National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) devices
- access other national systems such as national vendor declarations or waybills
- report movements to the NLIS database.
The PIC system operates nationally to allow animals to be traced throughout Australia if an animal disease outbreak or contamination incident occurs. PICs are a critical part of Australia's animal biosecurity.
How PICs are allocated
PICs are not owned by the landowner. They are allocated to the land where you keep your animals. A PIC is allocated once you are registered as a biosecurity entity. More than one biosecurity entity can be registered against a PIC.
If you do not own the property on which your animals are kept, you still need to register as a biosecurity entity. You do not need the landowner's permission to register as a biosecurity entity.
- Last reviewed: 8 Jun 2023
- Last updated: 8 Jun 2023