NLIS sheep and goats
Sheep and goat producers have the option of using tags that are visual or electronic. Visual tags can only be read visually, while electronic tags can be read electronically or visually.
Visually readable tags can be purchased from rural retail outlets if a producer has a current Property Identification Code (PIC). To order electronic tags or to view the current list of contracted sheep and goat manufacturers and their tag prices visit our online ordering service or the paper application form .
NLIS sheep and goat tags are available in 'year of birth' colours, ie sky blue for 2015 lambs, black for 2016 lambs and white for 2017 lambs.
Producers who choose to use electronic NLIS (Sheep) tags are not required to also attach a visually readable NLIS (Sheep) tag. Each electronic tag will be printed with a visually readable Property Identification Code (PIC) and serial number.
What is NLIS?
Read more about NLIS.
Frequently asked questions
- Sheep and Goat Identification FAQ
- On-farm Benefits of Sheep Electronic Identification (EID)
- Will an Electronic Identification (EID) System Benefit my Sheep Production Enterprise?
Brochures and information notes
- Your Guide to Victoria's Sheep and Goat Identification Legislation
- Your Guide to the use of Electronic NLIS (Sheep) Tags
- Electronic Identification (EID) Readers and their use in a Sheep Production Enterprise
- Electronic Identification (EID) Equipment and Software Suppliers for Sheep Producers
Watch the Electronic sheep identification video.
How do I?
National Vendor Declaration (NVD) forms
Sheep and goat producers who have a valid PIC can obtain Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) NVDs by phoning the LPA helpline on 1800 683 111 during office hours or by visiting Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Livestock Production Assurance (food safety and quality assurance).