Emergency management

Our role

The department 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 the department?' to learn more about what we do and how we can help you.

Reporting emergenciesTelephone
Life threatening emergencies, including bush fires Dial - 000
NSW State Emergency Service (SES) For emergency help in floods and storms call 132 500
Emergency animal diseases Hotline - 1800 675 888 (24 hours)
Emergency plant pest reporting Hotline - 1800 084 881
Aquatic pests and diseasesHotline - 1800 675 888 (24 hours)
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
Emergency Management Unit Comments and feedback regarding information contained on these pages to emergency.preparedness@dpi.nsw.gov.au