Property Identification Codes
A Property Identification Code (PIC) is the eight character alphanumeric code allocated by DEDJTR or the equivalent authority in other States and Territories to a property used for agricultural purposes.
Victorian PIC's begin with the numeral 3, followed by four letters and three more numerals, e.g. 3ABCD123.
The first two letters identify the municipality of the property.
A single PIC can be allocated to a property consisting of more than one block of land, provided the blocks are part of the one enterprise and are within the same locality or in adjacent localities.
Who should have a PIC?
Individuals must have a PIC for the properties on which they graze the following livestock:
- cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, alpaca, llamas, deer, horses
- more than 100 poultry (i.e. domesticated fowl, chickens, ducks, geese, turkey, guinea fowl, pigeons, quail or pheasants) or 10 emus or ostriches.
All livestock businesses (saleyards, cattle scales, abattoirs, knackeries and stock agents) must also have a livestock PIC.
Horse owners running horses on their own property and owners of properties where horses are agisted must also have a livestock PIC.
Further information on livestock PICs.
Individuals who grow the following prescribed horticultural crops within Victoria must have a plant PIC.
- 0.5 hectares or more of grapevines
- 20 or more chestnut trees
Further information on plant PICs.
How much does a PIC cost?
There is no cost to apply for, or receive a PIC.
How can I apply for a PIC?
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.