Australia leads the world with its system of livestock identification and traceability. This system, and the regulations governing the movement and sale of livestock, make our food safer and more competitive in international export markets.
National Livestock Identification System
NLIS is the National Livestock Identification System, which traces livestock for their lifetime, improves market access
Cattle movements in natural disasters
NLIS information for moving cattle during natural disasters
Livestock movement records
An overview of regulations around transporting and selling livestock in Queensland.
Livestock entry requirements for Queensland
There are controls on the introduction of stock from other states and territories to protect Queensland's industries.
Branding & earmarking livestock
Brands and earmarks are used to prove ownership of livestock and avoid disputes over stray animals.
Branding requirements for the movement of interstate cattle
Branding requirements for the movement of interstate cattle to feedlots in Queensland
Legal requirements when transporting animals
Livestock movement requirements to prevent the spread of pests and diseases, and safeguard our food and markets.