Horse and cattle - symbol brands
Due to significant numbers of applications being received, fully completed applications will be processed within 50 working days of arrival at Licencing Transaction Unit. Fully completed applications will be processed in the order received.
Incomplete applications will be returned for completion and resubmitting.
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 neither conflicts with, nor is similar to, any registered brand. You can search the brands database for registered brands. 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
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.
- Find manufacturers and suppliers of branding irons and earmarking pliers in your local area.
- Find out how to submit your brand return online or search the brands database.
- Read the Brands Act 1915.
- Contact our Customer Service Centre.