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Emergency management

Our role

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has a range of responsibilities to prevent, prepare, respond to and help recover from biosecurity (animal and plant) including locusts, natural disaster and other emergencies.

Visit 'What is the role of DPI?' to learn more about what we do and how we can help you.

Reporting emergenciesTelephone
Life threatening emergencies, including bush firesDial - 000
NSW State Emergency Service (SES) For emergency help in floods and storms call 132 500
Emergency animal diseasesHotline - 1800 675 888 (24 hours)
Emergency plant pest reporting Hotline - 1800 084 881
Aquatic pests and diseases Hotline - 02 4916 3877 (recorded 24 hour hotline)
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Hotline - 1800 641 792 (24 hours)
Additional informationTelephone
Local Land Service (LLS) To report locusts and agricultural damage in natural disasters call 1300 795 299
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