NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) 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.
DPI under the NSW State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) is the appointed combat agency for biosecurity (animal and plant) emergencies and also a support agency as the Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area (AASFA) in natural disasters and other emergencies.
DPI provide systems, processes, resources, and tools to manage emergencies and assist in building safer and stronger communities.
DPI and our partner organisations provide agricultural, animal and community assistance during emergencies, including:
Organisations can apply to become a partner organisation and participate with NSW DPI Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area.
Emergency Management Unit, Biosecurity and Food Safety