Livestock Production Assurance

LPA-DEVICE-A-POS.jpgThe Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program is your pledge that the meat from your farm has been produced safely. Your LPA accreditation means you stand by what you sell.

When you tick the box on your National Vendor Declaration form, you are guaranteeing your on-farm practices meet LPA requirements. Your tick must be backed up by accurate farm records.

As industry’s on-farm food safety program, LPA meets the stringent requirements of domestic and export markets, providing assurance of the safety of Australian beef, lamb and goat meat.



National vendor declarations

The LPA National Vendor Declaration (LPA NVD) is the main document behind Australia’s meat and livestock food safety reputation.

Effective 16 November 2015, the LPA Advisory Committee withdrew recognition of all versions of the LPA NVDs except the most current versions. The current versions that will remain valid are:

  • the April 2013 (0413) version for Cattle, EU Cattle, Sheep and Lambs, and Goats
  • the April 2012 (0412) version for Bobby Calves

Recent changes to the LPA NVD program

Order NVDs or eDECs

Electronic NVDs or eDECs

How do NVDs work

Feed and fodder vendor declarations

Attachment to NVD Waybill

eNVD field trial – Frequently asked questions


Producer accreditation

Register for LPA

LPA accreditation is linked to property identification codes. The PIC owner (or representative) is responsible for ensuring on-farm management systems meet LPA requirements. Producers must be accredited to access and use LPA NVDs.

Manage your LPA profile

Check your LPA accreditation status

Reconfirm your commitment to LPA

LPA requirements

On-farm practices

Record keeping templates

On-farm audits

LPA rules and standards

Additional information

About LPA

Key LPA contacts

Residues and withholding periods

Export slaughter intervals

APVMA chemical registration search

Transporting livestock

LPA Quality Assurance

Ruminant feed ban

Livestock Production Assurance Guidebook