Enhancing Agriculture Victoria’s traceability systems

Government systems need to evolve to meet everchanging traceability requirements. The systems must link with digital technologies to effectively collect and analyse data. Information collected must be relevant and used to inform industry and regulation. It also needs to be available in the event of a biosecurity outbreak or during an emergency response.

Livestock identification for traceability

The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is Australia’s system for identifying and tracking livestock for food safety, biosecurity and market access purposes. Under Victorian law, all cattle, sheep and non-exempt goats must be tagged with an NLIS accredited tag or device before leaving a property.

Pigs must be identified with an NLIS accredited device or tattoo.

For more information visit the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)

Page last updated: 16 Dec 2022