Registration for Property Identification Code (PIC)

​​A Property Identification Code (PIC) is a unique eight character alphanumeric code allocated by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water, and Environment (DPIPWE) for:
  • single properties
  • multiple properties operating as a single enterprise

All properties that run livestock must be registered with​ DPIPWE and have a PIC allocated to buy, sell and move livestock, and before ordering National Livestock Identification System​ devices.

Registration of properties is highly recommended for other, non-animal, primary industry enterprises and hobby farms.

How t​​o Apply

PIC's can be registered or amended online.

​If you have more than one property, you can apply to have these amalgamated under one PIC.

Property Identification Code Consolidation Form (46 KB)

Proposed PIC Reforms

Commonwealth, States and Territories have been reviewing traceability arrangements across animal, plant and food industry sectors. This work is examining opportunities to enhance traceability systems and arrangements to help Australia more effectively:
  • manage pest and disease outbreaks
  • manage food safety, trade and market access requirements
  • address consumer interest in product sustainability, ethics, and provenance
One important part of Australia’s existing primary produce traceability system is the PIC. As one component of the broader traceability review, governments have looked at PIC arrangements with a view to implementing a national property identification system across our primary production sectors.  

The need for PIC reform has been recognised and strongly supported by the many system participants involved in the recent discussions about Australia’s future traceability requirements.

Feedback was sought on the proposed changes and legislative changes will likely be complete by the end of 2022.


NLIS Forms and Requests
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 368 550

PIC Registrar, Product Integrity Branch
Andrea Clark
GPO Box 44

Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3240
Fax: 03 6173 0308