Making NLIS transfers easy

From 31 March 2018, all electronically tagged sheep and goats must be scanned for property-to-property transfers in Victoria. The receiver must upload this information to the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) within 48 hours. 

The introduction of electronic National Vendor Declarations (eNVDs) helps simplify the process.

eNVDs are free for LPA accredited producers. You can complete an NVD electronically on your computer, phone or tablet. It is then stored on the NLIS database and accessible by sender and receiver.

There are many benefits to using eNVDs:

  • it’s free to access an unlimited number
  • you always access the current version
  • it incorporates access to the LPA Cattle European Union Vendor Deceleration (EUVD), Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Declaration, and Animal Health Declarations
  • they’re faster to complete as some information is auto populated from your previous eNVD
  • they get sent electronically to the transporter and receiver.

How do I access eNVDs?

eNVDs are available online at or through software providers Aglive or Maia Technology.

To create an eNDV through myMLA follow these six steps.

Does my value chain accept eNVDs?

Not all operators in the value chain receive eNVDs electronically yet. You will be prompted to print the eNVD for the receiver if needed.

Can I still use my LPA NVD book?

Yes, the books and paper versions are still accepted and available to buy. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version when selling stock.

Where does the old eDEC fit in?

Purchased with LPA eDEC tokens, eDECs were the first electronic version of an LPA NVD. They will be phased out and replaced by the new simplified eNVDs, so why not get started now. It’s free.