Investing now, protecting tomorrow. The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is Australia’s system for identifying and tracking livestock for food safety, disease control, animal welfare and market access purposes. Victoria commenced the transition to an electronic tag based NLIS (Sheep & Goats) on 1 January 2017. Since then, Victoria’s sheep and goat industry have implemented
Animal welfare legislation & livestock transport The Australian Animal Welfare Standards for the Land Transport of Livestock (the Standards) define specific requirements in relation to livestock transport in Australia.The Standards are enforceable. It is an offence to load and transport an animal in a way that causes, or is likely to cause, it unnecessary harm.