If you own or keep cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, alpacas, llamas, horses, ponies, donkeys you must comply with the requirements of the Biosecurity Act 2014 including identification and movement records.
You must be registered as a biosecurity entity and you will be allocated a property identification code (PIC) that is associated with the land where you keep your animal(s).
National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) accredited devices for cattle must be an electronic (RFID) device. This can be either a single ear tag, or a rumen bolus/visual ear tag combination.
National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) accredited devices for sheep and goats can be either an electronic (RFID) device or a visual (non-electronic) tag. Sheep and goats can only be identified by ear tags/devices.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has defined codes of practice to give members of the public additional standards that are required for the keeping of stock.