NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) manages effects of emergencies on agriculture, animals and our community as Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area (AASFA).
AASFA seeks expertise from other organisations to provide additional expertise and resources required to:
To participate NSW DPI needs to acknowledge your organisations involvement. This is achieved through:
Once participation is agreed NSW DPI needs your organisation to:
Should the need arise your organisation will be formally requested to provide assistance by NSW DPI (as AASFA) or our partners at Local Land Services. Formal requests will include details of who needs the assistance, what is requested, when and where it is needed. Only activities undertaken via formal request can be reimbursed by NSW DPI.
NSW DPI will only reimburse formally requested services directly associated with emergency.
To be reimbursed, following provision of the service, email an invoice to email@example.com providing a detailed breakdown of the services and costs as outlined in the Natural disaster finance guide.
It is preferable that organisations are self-insured for public liability. NSW DPI can extend coverage provided by Treasury Managed Fund to include volunteers if they are activated by us.
Participating with NSW DPI in emergencies requires following of policies and procedures. Members of your organisation should always follow internal process and be aware of the following NSW DPI policies and procedures:
Members of your organisation can access training conducted by NSW DPI through EMtrain – NSW DPI’s online learning platform.
Relevant courses available from other government agencies, such as the NSW Office of Emergency Management, are also available through EMtrain.
Enquiries can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW DPI operates non-binding arrangements which serves only as a record of intention with regard to emergency activities. In signalling intent to participate it does not give rise to any legal or a contractual relationship, nor create any legal obligations to do so. Your organisation can cease involvement in AASFA with NSW DPI at any time, simply send an email to email@example.com and advise that your organisation no longer wishes to participate.
To participate with the AASFA, please complete the Intent to participate in agriculture and animal emergencies under AASFA form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once arrangements are finalised, NSW DPI will acknowledge your organisation as a participating organisation. Your organisation will receive regular communication and updates, be invited to participate in emergency planning and committees and have access to training provided by NSW DPI and other government organisations.