NAIT animals born at a zoo or wildlife park are exempt from tagging and animal registration requirements. But, the PICA must record an annual tally of the number of exempt animals in the NAIT system against the facility's NAIT number.

Animals that are considered too dangerous to tag qualify for an Unsafe to tag (UTT) exemption provided they are going direct to slaughter. UTT animals must be clearly marked and declared in NAIT prior to moving and will incur a $13 levy (excluding GST) at the meat processor.

Additionally, animals moving to a zoo or wildlife park must be recorded in a NAIT movement by both the sending and receiving PICAs. Animals exempt from tagging, like fallow deer or trophy stags, must be recorded in an "exempt animal movement" in the NAIT online system.

The PICA may apply to NAIT to remove the NAIT tags of animals that arrive at their location.

To apply for permission to remove NAIT tags from animals, call the OSPRI contact centre on 0800 482 463, or email us at