In a bushfire emergency, NSW Department of Primary Industries supports the NSW Rural Fire Service to:

  • Assist primary producers, animal holding establishments and the community to be prepared for bushfires;
  • Coordinate rescue, evacuation and emergency care for animals;
  • Coordinate assessment, humane destruction and disposal of affected animals; and
  • Support recovery arrangements including providing impact damage assessments and contributing to recovery centres and committees.

Being prepared is a key to minimising the impacts of fire on your property, your family and your animals.


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 ServicesThis 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.