Property registration is mandatory under the Livestock Act 1997. It is part of a national agreement to maintain a register of the locations of livestock and property owner, or manager contact details.
The Property Identification Code (PIC) records data about:
- property owners
- property information
- species of animals on a property
- number of animals on a property.
The Property Identification Code (PIC) is used in cases of:
- disease outbreaks
- animal emergencies.
Apply, cancel, update or renew a PIC
Apply for a new property registration, cancellation, renewal or amendment
Use the property registration application form ( or ) to:
- apply for a PIC (see the list below for people who can register a property for a PIC - a PIC is active for 2 years)
- cancel a PIC
- update the details of a PIC.
To renew a PIC, complete and return the renewal notice which is sent at least 5 weeks before the renewal date.
You can also renew or update your PIC online.
Only 1 PIC is required per property.
Properties that have multiple blocks of land within 100 km only need 1 PIC. Properties that have multiple blocks of land more than 100 km apart measured from the centre of each property must register different PICs.
The following people can register a property for a PIC:
- an owner or part owner
- owner of stock
- a person who has responsibility for managing or caring for stock on the property.
Renew or update a PIC online
To renew or update a PIC online you need to:
- register as a new user for myPIRSA (this only needs to be done once)
- login in as an existing user to myPIRSA and ‘Apply for a New Service’ for ‘Renew or Update a Livestock PIC’ for each PIC that you have (this only needs to be done once)
- in the ‘Approved Services’ section of myPIRSA, click on ‘Renew or Update a Livestock PIC’ for your PIC to merge your existing data into the on-line form
- make any changes necessary to the data and Submit the form, with payment if applicable.
For further help with this process see:
- Quick reference guide () for accessing online services using myPIRSA.
- The following YouTube videos:
- Frequently Asked Questions about PIC Online ().
Who needs a PIC
All South Australian properties must have a Property Identification Code if they have 1 or more:
Commercial poultry egg and/or meat producers required to have food safety accreditation must also have a Property Identification Code. Poultry species include:
- guinea fowl
- mutton birds
Learn more about food safety accreditation for poultry.
A $85.50 fee applies every 2 years.
A late fee of $44 applies for registration fees not received by the due date.
Payments can be made by:
- money order
- credit card.
Payments can be made at these Biosecurity SA offices:
- Mount Gambier
- Murray Bridge
- Port Lincoln
Contact the PIC Registration Team for more information:
Phone: (08) 8207 7919 or 1800 654 688
Write to Biosecurity SA to request a formal assessment of any decision:
Chief Inspector of Stock
GPO Box 1671