COVID-19: Branding and earmarking submissions

There are changes to the brands application process due to Covid-19.

  • Currently only horse and cattle three-piece brand applications and pig brand applications, are being processed. Clients should delay lodging applications for symbol brands or earmarks, until after the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • All brand and earmark applications must be emailed to For security reasons, credit card details must not be entered on the application form.
  • Once the application form is received, licensing and transaction staff will call applicants to process fee payments via a secured line.
  • Applications may take up to 80 working days to process.
  • Do not post applications as they will not be received by processing staff.
  • A branding exemption is in place and cattle producers are not required to brand cattle with a live weight in excess of 100kg before sale. The exemption will apply until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.