Property Identification Codes

What is a Property Identification Code?

A Property Identification Code (PIC) is an eight-character code allocated by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) or an equivalent authority in each state or territory to identify a livestock-producing property. The PIC forms the basis of Australia’s food safety and traceability programs.

Is LPA accreditation linked to a person or a PIC?

Accreditation is linked to an individual PIC. It is the responsibility of the PIC owner (or that person’s nominated representative) to ensure that the management systems of the property meet LPA requirements and that all producers with access to the accredited PIC are made aware of and understand this. A PIC must be accredited before a livestock producer associated with that property is able to obtain and use LPA NVDs.

How do producers know if their PIC is LPA accredited?

Producers can check if their PIC is accredited through their LPA Service Centre user profile or at the following link https://lpa.nlis.com.au/search

What happens when I purchase an additional property?

For any new property purchased, the new owner should inform LPA of the purchase and seek LPA accreditation for that PIC (even if they are an existing LPA accredited producer). 

How do I obtain a PIC?

State and Territory authorities issue PICs to identify parcels of land used for agricultural purposes. To obtain a PIC, contact the relevant authority in your state – usually the agriculture or land management department. 

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