Forecasts

Updated: 15 Mar 2021

Seasonal forecast

Australian plague locust: The outlook for March is for increasing locust activity, with a high likelihood of further successful widespread breeding in the Riverina, Central West and North West Slopes & Plains of NSW. It is expected that more bands could develop and result in a larger autumn population.

Spur-throated locust: With no adults or nymphs reported in NSW during 2020/21 to date, there is a low risk of a widespread infestation developing during the remainder of autumn.

Migratory locust: With no adults or nymphs reported in NSW during 2020/21 to date, there is a low risk of a widespread infestation developing during the remainder of autumn.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries, Local Land Services and the Australian Plague Locust Commission continue to plan, prepare and monitor for any potential plague locust control program. It is also important that any locust activity be reported as soon as possible to your Local Land Services region on 1300 795 299.

Further information on the current situation is accessible from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Key contacts

Reporting emergenciesTelephone
Australian Plague Locust Commission1800 635 962
Local Land Services (LLS) 1300 795 299