Ahead of the NSW state election on 25 March 2023, the NSW Government caretaker period has commenced. Limited updates will be made to this website during this period.
Australian plague locust: It is likely that band development will start from early January onwards and swarm formation will begin in early February in the NSW Riverina region and surrounding regions. Under suitable weather conditions, some adults of the current spring generation may continue to migrate/disperse to adjacent areas and move further into adjacent interior areas.
Spur-throated locust: With a few reports received during December 2021, landholders should remain vigilant. There is a low risk of a widespread infestation developing during the remainder of summer and early 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 summer and early 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.
|Australian Plague Locust Commission||1800 635 962|
|Local Land Services (LLS)||1300 795 299|