A Property Identification Code (PIC) is a unique eight character alphanumeric code allocated by the Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) for:
All properties that run livestock must be registered with NRE 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 to Apply
PIC's can be registered or amended online.
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 2023.