Branding and earmarking livestock in Queensland

Due to the high volume of brand applications, the current timeframe for processing applications is 45 working days. Applications are processed in the order they are received unless a request for urgent processing is included with the application. Please ensure that the application is fully completed to avoid delays.

Brands and earmarks are used to prove ownership of livestock. They are only compulsory for cattle and pigs when they are being sold. However they are recommended to avoid ownership disputes over stray animals.

Brands database
Use this database to submit brands returns, search for owners of brands/earmarks if you find stray livestock or search for brands available for registration

Branding and earmarking animals
Branding and earmarking horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, brand and earmark manufacturers, common cross-branding errors and how to fix them

Last updated 07 July 2014