National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
All sheep and goats born in Victoria on or after 1 January 2017 require an electronic NLIS tag before being dispatched from their property of birth.
What does it mean?
Victorian producers need to tag all sheep and goats born in Victoria on or after 1 January 2017 with an electronic NLIS tag. From 1 January 2022, all sheep and goats will need to be identified with an electronic NLIS tag before leaving a Victorian property.
Movement of electronically tagged sheep and goats through saleyards and to other properties needs to be recorded and uploaded to the NLIS database. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to upload the information to the NLIS database.
How to order NLIS tags
- Order NLIS tags online from Agriculture Victoria.
- Tags can be purchased from rural retail outlets if you have a current PIC.
- Download a paper application form and return to Agriculture Victoria.
What do tags cost?
Electronic NLIS (sheep) tags are available in 2022 from $1.60.
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The Agriculture Victoria website has lots of information, or you can contact them on 1800 678 779.