Current situation

NSW DPI works with Local Land Services (LLS) and other agencies/organisations to support the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) by coordinating animal welfare relief services for livestock, wildlife and companion animals and assisting affected primary producers.

DPI and LLS are conducting recovery activities for affected communities. Information on local recovery activities can be sought from your Local Land Services on 1300 795 299. After an emergency, primary producers and the community can implement a range of actions and access services and assistance to aid recovery.

Local government areas in NSW declared Natural Disasters are eligible for assistance under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Additional assistance measures, which include recovery grants, are available for eligible areas.

To apply for a concessional loan, grant or freight subsidy, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593.

NSW Rural Fire Services provide updates on:

Primary producers and animal carers

Primary producers should report bush fire-related damage including stock and fodder losses, damage to crops, pastures, fencing and other farm infrastructure 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 bush firesDial - 000
Additional informationWebsite
Current natural disaster declarations
NSW Rural Fire Service emergency information1800 679 737
Local Land Services office (LLS) 1300 795 299
NSW Rural Assistance Authority1800 678 593