Setting up a Live Export NLIS Database Account - a Step by Step Guide
Note Number: AG1226
Published: June 2006
Updated: January 2010
The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database is operated by NLIS Ltd. It holds movement records for NLIS accredited devices using their RFID and/or associated NLIS ID numbers, along with information regarding individual animals, residue, disease and market access statuses. This agnote provides a step by step guide to setting up a Live Exporter account on the NLIS database.
Accessing the NLIS Database
Live Exporters (including operators of quarantine properties/depots and their associated agents) must create a Live Exporter NLIS database account on the NLIS database and obtain a user ID and password in order to record cattle movements.
Live Cattle Export agents who do not have a single operating PIC (i.e. they use a number of properties for agistment, quarantine, feedlotting, etc.) can apply to DPI for an Agent PIC. This PIC can then be used to register for a live exporter account on the NLIS database. For operators of quarantine properties/depots the PIC of the property can be used to apply for the database account. To apply for an Agent PIC please contact the Victoria DPIs toll-free NLIS Helpline on 1800 678 779 during business hours.
Registering on the NLIS Database to allow access
The following outlines the process for registering your details and accessing the database.
Visit the NLIS Database at www.nlis.mla.com.au
Click on the create a new account button in the second blue box titled New user
Fill in your details to create an NLIS account as illustrated on this page. Please note that the account type is live exporter not agent.
Note: You will need to have Property Identification Codes (PIC) or your agent PIC handy and also an email address to complete the information required.
Once you have entered your details click on the 'Continue' button at the bottom of the screen.
You will then be told what functions you will be able to perform on your account. Click Continue.
You will then be asked to type in a verification code. Type it exactly as it appears (type in capitals as capitals and small letters as small letters) and click ‘Continue’.
Your details will then be added to the system and you will be e-mailed a secure username and password within 7 days to access your NLIS information.
The following are useful contacts for further information:
Specific NLIS Database Queries for the NLIS Database Helpdesk:
NLIS Hotline: 1800 654 743
To access the NLIS database:
NLIS Queries and tag orders in Victoria
For the NLIS in Victoria call DPI’s toll-free NLIS Helpline on 1800 678 779 during business hours.
To attend a workshop on NLIS, contact one of the NLIS extension team.
NLIS equipment compatibility research report
Ordering NLIS Devices Online
You can now order NLIS devices on-line using a credit card by going to the DPI web site www.dpi.vic.gov.au and following the prompts to Livestock Tags Online.
This Agnote was developed by Kate McClue, June 2006.
It was reviewed:
Kate McCue, August 2007.
Peter Corbet, Biosecurity Victoria – Animal Standards, January 2010.
Published and Authorised by:
Department of Environment and Primary Industries
1 Spring Street
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