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 .
From 1 January 2017, all sheep and goats born in Victoria will require an electronic identification tag, linked to the NLIS, before being dispatched to a saleyard, abattoir or another property.
Each electronic tag is printed with a visually readable Property Identification Code (PIC) and serial number.
Further information about NLIS (sheep and goats)
- What is the NLIS (sheep and goats)?
- Your guide to Victoria's sheep and goat identification legislation
- On-farm benefits of sheep electronic identification (EID)
- 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).