Horse safety in emergencies

Reviewed: February 2019

Fire, flood and other natural disasters can impact you, your property and your animals at any time. Impacts can limit access to your property, effect utilities such as water and electricity, or leave you isolated or requiring evacuation.

Safety of your animals is your responsibility. It is important to be prepared and self-reliant to increase the survival chances of your horses.

During a natural disaster, NSW Department of Primary Industries will work with NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW State Emergency Service to provide emergency assistance to affected animals.

Topics included in this Factsheet:

  • Are you at risk?
  • Preparing for the worst
  • Act early
  • Evacuating your horses
  • Horses remaining on the property
  • After a natural disaster
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