Property Identification Code
A Property Identification Code (PIC) is the eight character alphanumeric code allocated by this department, or the equivalent authority in other states/territories, to a livestock producing property or to plant properties growing prescribed crops.
If you own cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, camelids (as in alpacas or llamas), horses, deer or more than 100 poultry (being any domesticated fowl) or 10 emus or ostriches, you require a Livestock PIC. For more information visit Livestock PICs.
If you grow 0.5 hectares or more of grapevines or 20 or more chestnut trees, you are required to apply for a Property Identification Code (PIC). For more information visit Plant PICs.
Victorian PICs begin with the numeral 3, followed by 4 letters and 3 more numerals, e.g. 3ABCD123. The first letters identify the municipality of the property.
There is no cost to apply for or update a PIC.
To apply for a PIC you have three options:
- Apply online.
- Download one of the application forms shown below.
- Contact the PIC Helpline on 1800 678 779 to have a form mailed or faxed to you.
You can apply for a PIC online via our Online PIC service.
You can also use the online service to update your existing PIC details if they have changed.