Making a request for NAIT data

If you want access to data held in the NAIT system, you can make a request to us for it.

We can only give you access to the data you need if it's for one of the purposes set out in section 40 of the NAIT Act 2012. We make decisions about releasing data in accordance with sections 40 to 48 of the NAIT Act.

How we process requests

When we receive a request for data, our NAIT information system administrator assesses it to see if it meets the criteria set out in the NAIT Act. In some cases, we'll also get our NAIT Data Panel to assess requests. The members of the panel have specialist experience and knowledge of both the livestock industry and privacy law.

If you disagree with a decision made by the NAIT administrator or the NAIT Data Panel, you can lodge a complaint with us.

How to make a request

To request NAIT data from us, complete a data access request form and email it to us at

It usually costs $150 to make a request for NAIT data.

Data Access Panel Annual Reports

We publish details of any significant NAIT data requests in our annual report each year. This ensures we meet our requirements under Regulation 8 of the National Animal Identification and Tracing (Information System Access Panel) Regulations 2012.