NLIS: Guidelines for NSW knackeries


This publication provides guidelines to knackery operators about complying with the requirements for the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) whenever cattle, sheep or goats are slaughtered at knackeries in NSW. These requirements are prescribed under the Biosecurity (NLIS) Regulation 2017 (the NLIS Regulation).


  • All cattle, sheep and goats must be identified with an NLIS device or tag before they are sent to a knackery and slaughtered
  • All stock must be accompanied by a completed NVD, TSS or other approved document
  • Kill data must be uploaded to the NLIS database within 7 days.


Published: 15 Aug 2017