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(01/07/2024) CURRENT TIME FRAMES: Allow 7-10 business days (not incl. weekends/public holidays) for tag production; this is in addition to your selected delivery method. We have no control over transit times after dispatch.

How to order NLIS ear tags for Queensland (QLD) properties:

If your property is in Queensland (QLD) you can order NLIS approved ear tags from our website, however all Queensland (QLD) properties must first obtain a Department of Primary Industry (DPI) Authority to purchase.

Contact Biosecurity Queensland (Tel: 13 25 23 or and obtain an “Application for Permanent NLIS Device” form signed by a Queensland DPI inspector. This form will include the “DPI Order Number” and “DPI Expiry date” needed to be able to place an order on our website.

Useful Information

NLIS Ear Tags for Cattle & Sheep in QLD

  • The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) ensures that lifetime movements of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats can be identified and recorded within Australia. Queensland participates in the NLIS, which is supported by Queensland legislation.
  • Traceability, especially lifetime traceability, is important for biosecurity purposes, including the management of disease and chemical residues.
  • More information about Queensland (QLD) NLIS requirements for cattle can be found on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) – Biosecurity Queensland website


Video produced by BiosecurityQld about the “National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)”:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) - Biosecurity Queensland

National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

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