Fire is a problem in most summers in Australia, but particularly so after good seasons where spring rains have produced abundant growth and in very hot dry summers where the vegetation becomes tinder dry.
Being prepared is a key to minimising the impacts of fire on your property and livestock.
Preparedness and risk management
Support, publications and advice
- Rural Support Workers
- Fire emergencies: helping your animals
- Advice for pet owners during emergencies
- Assessing bushfire burns in livestock
- Humane destruction of stock
- Caring for native animals after bushfires
- Agistment guidelines
- Horses and bushfires (new.dpi.vic.gov.au)
Pasture and weeds
Financial assistance and tax
- Rebate forms for transport of fodder and stock after bushfires
- Community Disaster Relief Fund - financial assistance (www.community.nsw.gov.au)
- NSW Rural Assistance Authority (http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au)
Our role in animal welfare during bushfire emergencies
- Bushfire operating plan
- The role of NSW Trade and Investment in animal welfare during bushfire emergencies
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Fire management in NSW state forests
NSW Trade and Investment, through Forests NSW, aims to protect life, neighbouring properties and forests from wildfire. Find out more about fire management in NSW state forests.
Related web links
NSW Rural Fire Service
Information on firebans and bushfires in NSW.
NSW Food Authority
Advice on food safety during power outages and bushfire or flood emergency situations.
Ministry for Police and Emergency Services
This is the public emergency information website of the NSW Government. The website provides information about preparing for, dealing with and recovering from an emergency situation.
Recent News Releases
- 18 Oct 2013Farmers invited to information day on climate and preparedness
- 18 Jan 2013Fodder donations welcomed on Hotline
- 17 Jan 2013Extra resources deployed to NSW fire zone
- 10 Jan 2013Fodder donation register established for bushfire areas
- 09 Jan 2013Authorities assess stock losses
- 20 Sep 2012Farmers urged to prepare for difficult fire season