Ahead of the NSW state election on 25 March 2023, the NSW Government caretaker period has commenced. Limited updates will be made to this website during this period.
NSW is currently transitioning to mandatory individual electronic identification for sheep and goats.
In September 2022, all agricultural ministers in Australia agreed to work towards mandatory implementation of sheep and goat eIDs nation-wide by 1 January 2025.
NSW DPI and representatives from sectors across the sheep and goat industries have worked together closely to develop an implementation plan for mandatory sheep and goat eID’s in NSW. All representatives sit on the NSW eID Sheep and Goat Reference Group.
January to June 2023
June to December 2023
January to June 2024
30 June 2024
1 January 2025
1 January 2027