National Vendor Declaration (NVD)

The NVD communicates the food safety status of every animal every time it moves along the value chain – between properties, to saleyards, or to processors. The NVD also acts as movement documentation throughout the value chain.  

You must be LPA accredited to access to LPA NVDs. When you tick the box on your LPA NVD, you are declaring your on-farm practices meet LPA requirements, and ultimately customer expectations.

Your tick must be backed up by accurate farm records.  This is your pledge that the meat from your farm has been produced safely, ethically and meets biosecurity requirements– it means you stand by what you sell.

Access LPA NVDs

Access LPA NVDs

Tools & Resources


An eDEC is an electronic version of the paper-based LPA NVD but can be accessed immediately. It is not stored on the LPA or the NLIS database, the paper printout must be stored as a NVD book would be.  eDEC’s can be purchased in bundles of five, 10, 20, 50 or 100 and are referred to as tokens.

To validate the eDEC, three copies must be printed and signed with copies provided to the transporter, livestock receiver and one retained for personal records.

Purchased eDECs are valid until used, providing the version of the NVD does not change.

No. Producers can continue to use paper NVDs. Paper NVDs continue to cost $40 (GST inclusive) per book.

All LPA accredited producers are able to access and start using eNVDs now. For property-to-property movements, the eNVD is sent automatically to the receiver of the livestock and is stored centrally within the NLIS database (managed on behalf of industry by the Integrity Systems Company), for easy access by both the sender and the receiver of the livestock.

For movements to feedlots, saleyards and processors, when producers create an eNVD, the system lets them know whether the receiver is ready to receive the NVD electronically. If they are ready, a producer simply submits the eNVD and the information is transferred electronically. If they are not ready, the livestock consignor needs to print a copy of the NVD for the transporter and the receiver.

When creating an LPA NVD through the LPA Service Centre or licensed eNVD software, producers receive a message requesting that the NVD be printed out if the receiver is not yet ready to receive NVDs electronically.

The LPA NVD (and any other documents completed using the eNVD) are also printable for those along the supply chain who still require a physical copy for operational or legislative reasons.

Only feedlots, saleyards and processors need to ‘opt-in’ for eNVDs.  This allows the eNVD system to identify those supply chains that are ready to receive NVDs electronically.  When a feedlot, saleyard or processor has ‘opted-in’ for eNVDs, producers are not required to print a copy of the eNVD to accompany the livestock.

  • Software providers are able to assist with training needs
  • An eNVD 6-step guide has been developed to explain how to create an eNVD via the LPA service centre
  • The ISC Helpdesk can provide assisstance to producers uisng the LPA Service Centre to create eNVDs.

An eDEC is an electronic version of the LPA NVD. The eDEC simplifies the completion process as it takes producers through the components of an LPA NVD step-by-step and can be printed once completed. To validate the eDEC, three copies must be printed and signed, with copies provided to the transporter, and livestock receiver and one retained for records. The eDEC system requires LPA-accredited producers to first purchase an LPA eDEC token, and then complete the LPA eDEC either on computer or on printed copies. eNVDs have further simplified this process by creating an identical copy that is automatically sent to all parties electronically.

Unlike the eDEC system, the eNVD system offers the LPA-accredited producer an LPA eNVD at no cost. The completed LPA eNVD record is stored centrally, and is retrievable by its intended receivers electronically, without the need for paper copies to be printed. The eNVD system also offers producers animal health declarations, MSA declarations and NFAS delivery documentation.

The eNVD will replace the eDEC system in the future, but at this stage a date for the phase out of the eDEC has not been determined. Producers will be encouraged to transition to the eNVD system once their eDECs are used.

The waybill currently forms a part of the LPA NVD and can be completed when the eNVD is created.  Some states/territories still require a waybill to be printed to accompany the livestock. Contact individual state agriculture departments to find current state-based requirements for waybills.

A signature field has been made available on the eNVD because it enables producers to:

  1. Submit fully completed electronic NVD/Waybills to supply chains that are operationally ready to retrieve NVD/Waybill records electronically.
  2. Retain electronic records of their fully completed NVD/Waybills for audit and reference purposes.

It is not mandatory for producers to include an electronic signature on the eNVD. Producers have the option to print the NVD/Waybill and sign the printed document.

Enhancements will be included shortly to further improve this feature. This may include the ability to reuse a previously uploaded signature, and a simple signature creation tool to assist producers to generate electronic signatures. In the meantime, if you would like to create an electronic signature, there are some freely available signature generators on the Internet (e.g., and

If you have any feedback on this feature or suggestions on how the eNVD system may be improved, please email

The eNVD system obtains property and address details directly from the Property Identification Code (PIC) state registries. This enables you to identify the relevant properties and livestock businesses associated to the specific eNVD you are creating (e.g. destination, agent). By associating unique PICs of livestock businesses to the eNVD, it allows these businesses to also access and retain the completed NVD/Waybills electronically.

The current goat NVD is the May 2017 version (G0517). This is the only version that will be accepted. It is available both electronically and in printed booklets and can be ordered via your LPA Online Account, or via the LPA Service Centre by calling 1800 683 111.

This NVD can be used for moving harvested rangeland goats, to an abattoir or registered goat depot without a tag (from the property on which they were caught),  if allowed in a juristidction. Producers need to check with their state or territory to see what is allowable in their jurisdiction.

When uploading the transaction data to the NLIS database, if you have received or sold a consignment of harvested rangeland goats that are eligible to be moved tag free, producers need to:

  • complete the ‘vendor bred’ section on the NLIS
  • indicate that the stock has not been bred by the owner (select ‘no’)
  • for the timeframe indicate ‘less than 2 months’.

EUVD is the European Union Vendor Declaration, a type of LPA NVD that must accompany all movements of EU-accredited cattle between different PICs.