NLIS Tags for Tasmania (TAS)

How to order NLIS ear tags for Tasmania (TAS) properties:

If your property is in Tasmania (TAS) you can order NLIS approved ear tags from our website, however you must be registered to use NLIS tags with the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).


If you are not currently registered simply contact the DPIPWE (Tel: 1300 368 550 or Website: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au) and obtain an “Application for NLIS Registration” signed by a DPIPWE Officer. This form will include the “Tasmanian ID Number” needed to be able to place an order on our website.





Useful Information

NLIS Ear Tags for Cattle in TAS

  • The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS Cattle) provides a permanent, whole of life identification system that enables individual animals to be tracked from property of birth to slaughter for food safety, product integrity and market access purposes.

  • Cattle within the system are uniquely identified with a NLIS-approved device, either an ear tag or rumen bolus/ear tag combination. Each device contains a microchip that allows it to be read electronically by scanners installed at saleyards, abattoirs and farms.

  • Once cattle are read, the data containing details of the property of origin and new property of residence is transferred to the NLIS database over the Internet, creating a traceable record of where animals have been.

  • More information about Tasmanian (TAS) NLIS requirements for cattle can be found on the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) website


NLIS Ear Tags for Sheep & Goats in TAS

  • The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS Sheep & Goats) has been developed with the input of a wide cross section of the sheep and goat industries, to maintain and improve access to export markets by strengthening the integrity of our product in the supply chain. Consumers, world wide, are demanding greater accountability in the production of food from the paddock to the plate.

  • NLIS will also enhance traceback during any animal health (exotic disease) or residue incident potentially saving valuable time and a lot of expense in responding effectively to such a crisis.

  • More information about Tasmanian (TAS) NLIS requirements for sheep and goatscan be found on the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) website


Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)


National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)


Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)