The Property Identification Code (PIC) records data about:
- property owners
- property information
- species of animals on a property
- number of animals on a property.
Registering for a PIC
Only 1 PIC is required per property.
Properties that have multiple blocks of land within 100km only need 1 PIC. Properties that have multiple blocks of land more than 100km apart measured from the centre of each property must register different PICs.
The following people can register a property for a PIC:
- an owner or part owner
- owner of stock
- a person who has responsibility for managing or caring for stock on the property.
Updating information linked to PIC
Information can be updated at any time for free. Go to the update forms.
A PIC registration must be renewed every 2 years. Renewal notices will be sent at least 5 weeks before the renewal date.
South Australia is divided into PIC zones. The first 2 numbers of a PIC will represent the PIC zone the property is in.
See the PIC zone map ().
Failing to register a property for a PIC may result in 1 of the following fines:
- $500 for properties that have more than 250 animals, excluding birds
- $315 for properties with 20-250 animals, excluding birds
- $160 for properties with 20 animals or fewer, excluding birds
- $500 for properties with more than 1000 poultry
- $315 if it has 100-1000 poultry
- $160 if it has 100 poultry or less.
Prosecution can have a maximum fine of $10,000. Fines will be issued in the first instance.
Contact the PIC registration team for more information:
phone: 8207 7919 or 1800 654 688
Write to Biosecurity SA to request a formal assessment of any decision:
Chief Inspector of Stock