Register a Brand or Earmark for Stock - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to apply for registration of a mark or earmark if you keep livestock. Any earmark, brand or tattoo that is used for the identification of livestock must be registered, including new designs and those where the ownership is transferred.

Livestock such as pigs, sheep, cattle and horses are generally identified before they reach specified ages. In most situations you will need to register a brand or mark, however the use of an earmark is permitted for:

  • certain small stock, such as sheep and goats
  • stock kept for the commercial value of its fleece or hide.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Registration remains valid until transferred.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Stock (Fees) Determination 2021 (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Stock Act 2005 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Stock Regulation 2005 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.