Biosecurity & Animal Health

Artwork for Biosecurity Signs

Below is the finished artwork for you to have additional handwashing signs & the hand sanitizer sign printed. The A2 signs to go up on walls inside and outside animal pavilions and also A3 signs that are to go above handwashing areas.

Hand Sanitizer Landscape A3

Handwashing Portrait A3

Handwashing Portrait A2

Handwashing Landscape A3

Handwashing Landscape A2

Show organisers are required to record livestock attendance at Shows. The DPI work with the ASC to help Shows comply.  Click here for the NSW DPI NLIS Letter dated 8th March 2019.

General Biosecurity Duty Flyer

NLIS Transfer Forms

Please complete the NLIS forms applicable to your Show and forward to Nicky Seeto, ASC Office at:- or fax 02 9879 6043 within two days of your Show.

NLIS form Cattle movements to and from show

NLIS form Sheep & Goats & Pigs MB movements to and from show

NVD Mock up showing how to return animals on the same NVD

ASC OF NSW Livestock Biosecurity Handbook - March 2018

 ASC of NSW Livestock Biosecurity - Infomation Handbook March 2018

Overview Biosecurity Act 2015

Key Questions and Answers

How to obtain a PIC number

It is a requirement in NSW for owners of livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats and pigs to have a Property Identification Code (PIC) when trading or moving these livestock.

A PIC is a unique eight-character number assigned by Local Land Services to properties with livestock. This property registration system allows for the tracing of livestock to assist with disease and chemical residue management.

To obtain a PIC you must complete an application form and lodge it with your Local Land Services office.

Application for a Property Identification Code

Current Health Declaration Forms (as at Feb 2018)

Understanding the Cattle Health Declaration and why you need to use it. - Click here

Recommendations to Shows Conducting Cattle Competitions: Measures to Minimise Risks of BVDV (Pestivirus) Transmission in Show Cattle

To protect our stud breeders and the integrity of country Shows refer to the Pestivirus guidelines in this document Click here

BJD changes


The new ‘tools’ including the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) are here:

National Dairy Assurance Scores

The National Dairy BJD Assurance Score is a voluntary classification scheme for Australian dairy cattle. Based on self-assessment, the simple 8-point score helps dairy farmers to better manage the risk of JD when they are: buying, selling or agisting stock. seeking to increase the level of their herd's JD assurance.

Hendra Virus

For information on Hendra Virus please click on the fact sheets below.

Fact Sheet on the Hendra Virus

Biosecurity Guidelines for Horse Events

NLIS Scanner - Instructions for use

NLIS Procedures for Show Committees - Part 1
NLIS Procedures for Show Committees - Part 2
NLIS Procedures for Show Committees - Part 3

NLIS Database User Guide For Sporting Events, Transit Centres and Live Exports

Electronic version of the NLIS Database User Guide for Sporting events, Transit centres and Live Exporters. Click here to access the guide

If you would like a printed copy, please check (and if necessary, update) your NLIS Database account details by logging on to the NLIS Database and following the ‘Change account details’ instructions in the new guide. If you need to update your postal address, contact the NLIS Database Helpdesk for assistance (by phone on 1800 654 743 or via email ). A printed guide will then be posted to you on request.

NLIS Cattle: Guidelines for NSW Shows and Sporting Events (Updated July 2017)

This publication provides guidelines to agricultural Shows, sporting events and their committees about the preferred methods for uploading information to the NLIS database for cattle exhibited and competing at NSW Shows and sporting events. This guideline also advises Show Societies how to treat cattle which are exhibited and sold to abattoirs in ‘hoof and hook’ events. Click here

National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) Quick Guide:  NLIS for Shows and Campdrafts (Updated December 2018)

Click here for the quick guide:  NLIS for Shows and Campdrafts

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