Brand and identify livestock

Register an earmark

If you're a cattle producer, earmarks are an optional tool for helping identify your cattle.

You must hold a Northern Territory (NT) three-letter brand before you can apply for an earmark.

How to apply

To apply to register an earmark, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the application for an earmark for cattle form. It must be signed by the registered owners of the related three-letter brand.

Application for an earmark for cattle PDF (1.0 MB)
Application for an earmark for cattle DOCX (389.3 KB)

Step 2. Choose three earmarks and ear position using the NT Code index of Registered Earmarks for Use with Registered Brands in the NT - this is included in the instructions in the application.

Step 3. Pay the fee - attach a cheque made out to the Receiver of Territory Monies or fill in the credit card charge details in the application.

Step 4. Submit the application by post or fax:

Brands Registrar
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801 
Fax: 08 8999 2146

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Last updated: 06 May 2021

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