Latest Estimated Manufacturer Lead Times

If you’re about to place an order and need tags urgently as we can advise on how best to help. Please LiveChat online or Call 130 813 500 as we do have options available for Emergency Tags & Express Orders (same day despatch) with some manufacturers.

Rest assured, as your order is received, it’s either shipped from our inventory or placed with manufacturers simultaneously. Manufacturer lead times and despatch times have increased though due to Covid-19 related issues effecting the supply chain, work force, factories and logistics.

Estimated despatch dates below may vary and freight transit times depend upon carrier and region. These issues are sadly out of our control. Please read our update below.

Our normal office hours are 9am – 5pm AEST. You can Phone, Email, or LiveChat online at any time.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to have a higher than usual impact on all manufacturer’s supply chains and freight companies including Australia Post’s services and we are seeing some significant delivery delays.

In particular Allflex and Datamars (Zeetags) in particular have both experienced significant supply chain, staffing issues and more recently flooding. This effects some tag orders going back to February.

The latest advice we have is that Allflex & Zeetag long term outstanding orders should be despatched within 2 weeks (by mid May). At this point we are told to lead times from order to despatch should be around 3.5 to 8 weeks. Please see the latest Allflex update (click HERE).

As you place your order with us at 4Tags it’s placed simultaneously with the manufacturers. Unfortunately Allflex at this point are experiencing a 2 week delay for order input.

Estimated lead times quoted on  our Lead times page are from order to despatch. Australia Post, Star track and other freight companies we use have all been affected by temporary facility closures as staff are put into self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and fewer passenger flights have meant less air freight capacity for the past 2 years. Catching up on this period continues to effect delivery times.

The latest advice we have had from Australia Post is to allow, from 3 and up to 10 business days, on top of standard delivery times, across ACT, NSW and VIC due to the reasons listed above. See the latest Australia Post update

Please be assured, these issues are out of our control. Allflex & Datamars (Zeetags) are doing everything to get your order out the door as quickly as possible.

If you are in an emergency situation and need tags ASAP we may be able to help arrange a stop-gap emergency supply, same day despatch, from alternative manufacturers (An Express Admin & Freight fee may apply). If you need help please LiveChat online or call our helpline on 1300 813 500 

We continue to send text messages and emails to remind all customers to order in plenty of time. Seasonal supply demands have always been an issue but the global pandemic continues to effect supply chains and it’s not over just yet.

Thank you for your continued support and patience in this matter.

COVID-19 Carrier Update:

We’re committed to assisting all producers and vets across the country and as any disruptions resulting from COVID-19 (coronavirus) occur, we’ll keep you updated via this page.  Click HERE to see the latest update from Australia Post.

All days stated below are estimated working days to despatch from receipt and confirmation of order. We have no control over transit times from despatch.

Update current as at:

Latest from Allflex HERE

NLIS Cattle

5

Weeks

VID Cattle

8

Weeks

LaserFX

8

Weeks

NLIS VID Sheep & Goat

21

Days

EID Sheep & Goat

15

Days

Latest from Datamars HERE

NLIS Cattle

20

Days

VID Cattle

10

Days

PureBlac Print

30

Days

NLIS Sheep

10

Days

VID Sheep

10

Days

NLIS Cattle

6

Days

VID Cattle

6

Days

Special Print

10

Days

NLIS Sheep

10

Days

VID Sheep

10

Days

NLIS Cattle

4

Days

VID Cattle

4

Days

Special Print

8

Days

NLIS Sheep

Not Available

VID Sheep

8

Days

NLIS Cattle

4

Days

VID Cattle

8

Days

Special Print

8

Days

NLIS Sheep

Not Available

VID Sheep

Not Available

NLIS Cattle

20

Days

VID Cattle

8

Days

Special Print

12

Days

NLIS Sheep

12

Days

VID Sheep

12

Days

NLIS Cattle

Not Available

VID Cattle

Not Available

Special Print

Not Available

NLIS Sheep

3

Days

VID Sheep

3

Days

Earmarkers

21

Days

VID Cattle

5

Days

Special Print

Not Available

NLIS Sheep

5

Days

VID Sheep

5

Days

Fly Tags

8

Days

Fly Tags

8

Days

Weigh Scales

2

Weeks

Readers

3

Weeks

Fencing

3

Weeks

Water Devices

2

Weeks

Spare Parts

3

Weeks

Weigh Scales

3

Weeks

Readers

3

Weeks

Fencing

5

Weeks

Spare Parts

3

Weeks

Equipment

4

Days

Special Order

Variable

Equipment

4

Days

Special Order

Variable

If you need Emergency tags despatched “Same Day” we have options and solutions available.

Please call us on 1300 813 500 to discuss.

We work with every tag manufacturer in Australia and understand that lead times may vary due to volume of orders, seasonality or unexpected issues. While we recommend that all orders are placed allowing plenty of time, we’ve created this handy resource to allow customers to plan for the delivery of tags.

All days stated below are working days to despatch from receipt and confirmation of order processing.

If you’re planning to place an order and need assistance please call us to discuss shipping and delivery alternatives such as Express. Express post doesn’t always guarantee same day despatch only the method of shipping but it does “jump the queue”.

If you’re awaiting your order and it’s outside of these expected lead times you should’ve already heard from us. Otherwise please email support@4tags.com.au or call 1300 813 500 during normal office hours.

Thank you for your understanding.

Still Have Any Questions?

We’re committed to providing the best Customer Service possible! You can contact any one of our dedicated team Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm AEST. Call 1300 813 500

Outside of our normal office hours, we offer 24hr 7 days support. Simply text “4tags” to 0432 369 092 and we’ll contact you straight away.

You can also Email Us or Fax 07 3319 6919.