The primary industries natural disaster damage survey is a simple online survey Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS) staff, farmers and agricultural industry representatives can use to record damage to primary production and animals from natural disasters such as floods, fires and storms. The damage survey allows you to:
DPI can view survey information in real time and results are used to determine:
This source of “ground truth” information helps the Government and communities understand the scale and regional distribution of the impact of a disaster on agriculture and target resources and assistance in an area.
To report damage, submit a survey on your phone or computer. It’s free and takes just a few minutes to complete.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to report survey issues.
How to complete the survey
Making a report on your property with the survey is now short and simple. To make a new report:
Frequently Asked Questions
No unfortunately you cannot see the information that you entered, only a measure of the severity of your damage and other damage in the area from that event.
At this stage, you need to open the survey before you go out of range. You can fill it in out of range and then submit it once you are back in range. Phase two of the launch will allow offline use.
No, the information collected for each farm is not available for other members of the public to see or search. DPI may use the information to target resources and assistance in an area. The information is not used to determine eligibility for assistance.
All information provided is private. The survey prevents public users from seeing individual’s information. DPI or LLS staff can only use the information for assisting the community in or after emergencies and are bound by government confidentiality policies. DPI or LLS staff may contact individuals to clarify, validate or narrow down damage if required for natural disaster declarations or to determine if assistance is required. DPI cannot use information you provide to assess individual eligibility claims for assistance.
The information is not directly linked to the provision of government assistance to individual farms. The information at a LGA (Local Government Area) scale is a guide only and is one of many sources of information used to develop a primary industries report which is assessed against a number of criteria when determining if an area gets disaster funding.
No, drought data is collected in the Drought Tracker app.
DPI only collates damage to primary industries. Damage to houses, non-farm businesses and public infrastructure is collated by other emergency agencies. People should contact their local council to report this sort of damage.
No, please submit a new report if you find additional damage. The survey only collects information on a one-off basis and cannot track additional data.
|Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline||To request assistance with your animals call 1800 814 647 1800 814 647|
|Local Council||To report non-agricultural damage call your local council|
|NSW Rural Fire Services (RFS)||For bush fire information call 1800 679 737|
|NSW State Emergency Service (SES)||For emergency help in floods and storms call 132 500|
|For life threatening emergencies including bush fires||Dial - 000|