Draft Biosecurity (Livestock Traceability) Regulations – Public Consultation Now Open

27 June 2024

The draft Biosecurity (Livestock Traceability) Regulations (the Regulations) are open for public comment.

The draft Regulations have been developed under the Biosecurity Act 2019 and include the following key areas:

• Property Identification Codes (PICs)

• Identification of livestock

• Requirements for livestock owners and supply chain participants

• Tasmanian and national livestock registers

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The new Regulations provide a framework that enable some obligations to be met via subordinate documents. Detailed requirements on how to identify cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs will be outlined in a set of animal identification standards which will be published on the NRE Tas website. The standards are given a head of power via clause 15 of the new Regulations.

The draft Regulations, animal identification standards, and accompanying information guide can be viewed at www.nre.tas.gov.au/ltr

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The consultation period will run from 5pm on Wednesday 26 June to 5pm on Wednesday 7 August 2024, AEST. We welcome submissions on the draft Regulations through our online ​form​​. Alternatively, you can provide a written submission. Written submissions can emailed to product.integrity@nre.tas.gov.au or posted to:

Primary Produce Traceability
Biosecurity Tasmania
13 St Johns Avenue 
New Town Tas 7008​​

Late submissions will not be considered. 

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Once submissions are received, we will analyse the feedback and provide recommendations to the Minister for Primary Industries and Water on the final Regulations. As part of the consultation process, we may publish submissions on the Department website. Anonymous submissions can be made. 

Questions about the draft Regulations or the public consultation process can be sent to product.integrity@nre.tas.gov.au​