National Vendor Declarations
National Vendor Declarations (NVDs) provide an important tool for tracking livestock for disease control, food safety and animal welfare purposes, and for providing confidence to consumers in domestic and overseas markets that Victorian-produced meat, milk products and fibre products are safe and wholesome.
NVDs also provide a mechanism that allows a producer to confirm that the animals he/she is selling are 'fit for purpose' and free from unacceptable chemical residues.
Any false or misleading answers on a completed NVD may lead to prosecution and/or attract civil action by the purchaser.
Consignors must provide an NVD when sending cattle, sheep, goats and pigs of any age to an abattoir or saleyard, or when moving them to another property (with a different PIC).
NVDs are also required when cattle, sheep, goats and pigs are being given away or sold as pets. NVDs are not required when dead livestock are being collected for processing in a knackery, however dead cattle destined for processing in a knackery must be identified with an NLIS (Cattle) ear tag.
NVDs are not required for livestock being consigned to an agricultural show or exhibition provided the livestock will be returned to the exhibitor's property immediately after the event.
NVD forms can be obtained by contacting the LPA Helpline on 1800 683 111 during office hours, or by visiting the Meat and Livestock Australia website.
Register to use PigPass NVDs or call the PigPass helpline on 1800 001 458.
- National Vendor Declaration fact sheet (PDF - 230.1 KB)
- National Vendor Declaration fact sheet (WORD - 171.0 KB)
Victorian Vendor Declaration
To assist producers who are not part of the Livestock Production Assurance Program (LPA) and therefore do not use National Vendor Declarations (NVD), a generic Victorian Vendor Declaration is available.
Some buyers may require as a condition of purchase that vendors supply a correctly completed current edition Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) NVD form. This VVD is not one of these.
Check with the person receiving your sheep or goats on whether a VD in this format will be acceptable to them or not.