Managing drought


This new edition of the NSW Managing Drought Guide has been prepared to give NSW primary producers relevant information to help them make informed decisions on how to effectively manage the impacts of the current drought, as well as future extended dry spells.

The challenge of managing drought has been something generations of farmers have had to face, but we know the impacts of drought reach well beyond the farm gate.

This guide reflects the unique pressures placed on NSW producers before, during and after drought and includes strategies and actions that farmers can consider as they deal with its effects on their businesses.

It also includes information on relevant resources from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services, practical information on feeding livestock, farm management and sustainable practices, as well as personal and financial well being.

For more information on the NSW Government’s broad range of support and assistance measures to support our farmers, their families and regional communities impacted by drought conditions, I encourage you to visit DroughtHub, which is a central source of information on the government’s drought assistance measures.

The DPI’s Combined Drought Indicator is also available on the DroughtHub website and provides the most detailed conditions information available for NSW primary producers.


Ninth Edition

Published: Sep 2019