NLIS Pigs: swine branding, eartags and PigPass NVD


This factsheet provides a brief overview of the requirements for the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) Pigs under the NSW Biosecurity (NLIS) Regulation 2017.

NLIS (Pigs) is Australia’s system for identifying and tracing pigs. It is a mob-based system that links pigs with the properties on which they have run.

It does this through pig identification (swine brand or NLIS tag), movement documents (PigPass or TSS) and reporting movements in the PigPass database.

Topics in this Factsheet include:

  • Introduction
  • Identification of Pigs
  • Swine brands - obtaining a brand
  • Branding guidelines
  • NLIS accredited ear tags
  • Movement documents
  • Movement reporting
  • Penalties


Factsheet 1098 Second Edition

Published: May 2018