Grant Round 3 - Producers

​​​​​​​​Applications for the ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sheep & Goat eID Support Scheme Round 3 are now open.​

The Grant Scheme will provide rebates on eID scanning equipment for:​

  • sheep and goat producers

  • agricultural show societies

  • school farms

  • organisations that run sheep or goat livestock events

  • not-for-profit organisations

  • local government

  • veterinarians

This will help producers, businesses and organisations meet new requirements for scanning of electronic tags, and uploading of data to the National Livestock Identification (NLIS) database. The new requirements will start from 1 July 2025.​

 Round 3 Grant Guidelines (PDF 272Kb)

 Rebates & Reimbursements Flyer (PDF 271Kb)​​

​Eligible Applicants

​​Eligible items and reimbursements

​Sheep and goat owners​
​Reimbursements are capped at $5,000 per PIC* A reimbursement of 75% is available on any of, or combination of, the 

following items:

  • Handheld Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) Readers
  • RFID Panel Readers (fixed or mobile)
  • Panel Antennas (fixed or mobile) 
  • eID Readers
  • eID Compatible Scale Readers

​Organisations that run livestock events for sheep or goats, local government and veterinarians that treat sheep or goats​

​ 75% of the cost of a handheld RFID reader up to a maximum of $2,000 gst ex

​Agricultural show societies, school farms and non-for-profit organisations
​100% of the cost of a handheld RFID reader up to a maximum of $2,000 gst ex​

Reimbursements only apply for equipment purchased on or after 1 July 2024.

​​eID Scanning Equipment Purchasing Guide 

If you are unsure whether you are likely to need eID equipment to meet the requirements, you can use our Sheep and Goat eID equipment purchasing guide ​for producers to walk you through the factors to consider.


eID Support Officer

Mobile: 0429 968 078