How registration improves biosecurity in Queensland

To manage emergency incidents, we need to know where susceptible animals and bee hives are and who is responsible for keeping the animals/hives. Up-to-date registration allows us to communicate directly with you so we can act quickly in an emergency response.

Biosecurity entity registration contributes to:

  • our ability to manage biosecurity risks
  • food safety
  • market access
  • emergency animal disease or pest response capability.

How registration works with PICs and other systems

Biosecurity entity registration and the property identification code (PIC) system work together to improve biosecurity.

  • A PIC relates to the land where animals are kept.
  • The biosecurity entity is the person, people or organisation responsible for the day-to-day keeping and care of the animals. The entity is not always the property owner associated with a PIC (e.g. the owner of the animals may be an agistee or lease a property).

Registration also enables livestock owners to access industry quality assurance programs, for example Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) and PigPass.

It also allows access to the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). NLIS provides permanent identification and traceability of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats.