The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website. For copies of recently-issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party, please go to the website of the relevant political party.

Emergency response arrangements

In the event that a significant new pest or disease issue is identified in NSW, DPI can mobilise emergency response arrangements to investigate and if appropriate, respond to the incident. For more information about DPI’s responsibilities with regard to Emergency Management.

DPI participates in the national Coordinating Committee for Introduced Marine Pest Emergencies and the Consultative Committee on Emergency Aquatic Animal Disease, which have a role where an aquatic pest or disease is of national concern.

For more information on the national programs listed below visit

  • National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions – Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Australian Emergency Marine Pest Plan
  • Consultative Committee on Emergency Aquatic Animal Disease
  • the Australian Aquatic Veterinary Emergency Plan