Bush fires

Fire affected landholders requiring emergency fodder are being urged to call the Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647.

In a bush fire emergency, NSW Department of Primary Industries works with Local Land Services (LLS) to support 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
  • 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.

Primary producers and animal carers

Primary producers should report bushfire-related damage including stock and fodder losses, damage to crops, pastures, fencing and other farm infrastructure to the Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647, or to their Local Land Services office. This will ensure we understand the full extent of the damage and can provide ongoing support where it is needed most.

Key contacts

Reporting emergenciesTelephone
Life threatening emergencies, including bushfiresDial 000
Additional information
Current natural disaster declarationswww.emergency.nsw.gov.au
Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline1800 814 647